NASA Challenges Public to Design Piece of Mars Spacecraft
NASA wants makers of the world to dream up part of a Mars probe under its Mars Balance Mass Challenge. Ideas are due by Nov. 21.
September 23rd, 2014
NASA announced a new contest called the Mars Balance Mass Challenge, inviting the public to submit design ideas for dual-purpose spacecraft weight balances for a future Mars mission.
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Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts
Japan Space Elevator
September 22nd, 2014
See how the International Space Elevator Consortium is working to advance space-elevator tech and science to make the future now.
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NASA's Robonaut 2 Droid Gets Its Legs on Space Station
NASA astronaut Steve Swanson poses with the robot Robonaut 2 on the International Space Station after completing an upgrade that gave the robot legs.
September 16th, 2014
Look out, astronauts – your companion robot on the International Space Station is mobile! NASA's Robonaut 2 has received a new set of legs to allow it to do repairs both inside and outside the station, eventually.
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Wild Bug-Eyed Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids (Video)
The 'Fly-Eye' Telescope
September 22nd, 2014
A new European prototype telescope inspired by an insect's eye could help protect Earth from dangerous asteroids when it is expected to come online next year.
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Zero-G 3D Printer Set for Launch: What Will Be Made In Space First?
Made In Space Sample 3-D Printed Parts
September 19th, 2014
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
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NASA Unveils World's Largest Welder to Build New Mega-Rocket
Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility
September 15th, 2014
NASA officials unveiled a huge new tool that will help them build the space agency's next mega rocket.
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DARPA Wants to Test Satellite Repair Droids in Orbit
DARPA's Proposed Phoenix Spacecraft
September 12th, 2014
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
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