Space Station Laser Link Blasts Broadband from Orbit
OPALS on International Space Station
December 12th, 2014
A new laser link with the International Space Station could do what optical fiber has done for internet access on Earth -- by turning orbital communications from painfully slow dial-up to blazing-fast broadband.
Read More »
How Space Station Tech Is Helping the Fight Against Cancer
The neuroArm
December 16th, 2014
Space creates an important laboratory to fight against cancer on the ground.
Read More »
Drones and Planes Will Live-Track NASA's Orion Capsule Launch
NASA Ikhana Drone
December 2nd, 2014
When NASA rockets its Orion spaceship high above the Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, the space-bound aircraft won't be alone.
Read More »
Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing
Mike Snyder (right) and Jason Dunn of Made In Space get the company's 3D printer ready for its September 2014 launch toward the International Space Station. The machine printed its first part in orbit on Nov. 24, 2014.
November 25th, 2014
An op-ed by Mike Snyder, lead engineer for Made In Space, whose 3D printer just produced its first part aboard the International Space Station.
Read More »
New Omega Skywalker X-33 Space Watch Features Astronaut's Invention
Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Watch
December 15th, 2014
A European astronaut's idea for improving the wristwatches worn in space has become the basis for a new version of the timepiece first used on the moon. ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy's clockwork is in Omega's new Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.
Read More »
Canadian Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build Mini Mars Rover
Canadian Beaver Rover Prototype
December 5th, 2014
A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help.
Read More »