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Space History Photo: Analog Computing Machine in Fuel Systems Building
space history, naca, computers
April 21st, 2014
This is an early version of the modern computer.
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Boeing-Built Fighter Jets Could Launch US Military Satellites Into Space
DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch Vehicle under F-15E Concept
April 18th, 2014
The next generation of satellites could hitch a ride on a fighter jet before heading into space. A new concept awarded to Boeing in late March could slice the launch costs by up to 66% if all goes well, the company said in a press release.
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Students Design Radiation Shield for NASA's Orion Spacecraft
Artist's concept of a Delta 4 Heavy rocket standing poised on the pad ready to launch NASA's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). The first flight of Orion is now slated for December 2014.
April 21st, 2014
NASA is developing a new spacecraft to take mankind to deep space, and high school students will have an important role in designing it.
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NASA Wants Ideas to Recycle Precious Oxygen on Deep-Space Voyages
April 16th, 2014
When humans leave Earth to explore planets like Mars and other hostile environments in outer space, they'll need to supply their own breathable oxygen. NASA is now seeking proposals for systems to safely and efficiently regenerate air on those long trips.
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US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Nears Day 500 in Orbit
Image of on-orbit functions for NASA’s X-37 space plane.
April 21st, 2014
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious robotic X-37B space plane is sailing toward the 500-day mark in Earth orbit on a secret military mission. The X-37B space plane launched on Dec. 11, 2012, and is out the Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) mystery mission.
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US Military Developing Foldable Space Telescope (Video, Images)
MOIRE in Phase 2 Testing
April 18th, 2014
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says the telescope design — known as the Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation — would be of great use in geosynchronous Earth orbit.
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China's President Xi Wants More Military Use of Space: Report
China's Shijian 11-06 Satellite Launch
April 15th, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked his nation's air force to hasten its integration of air and space capabilities. Some of the Chinese media framed Xi's request as a response to actions by the United States and other world powers.
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