How NASA Is Tracking Earth's Melting Arctic Sea Ice (Video)
NASA's ARISE Mission
August 29th, 2014
A new NASA mission launched in the Arctic this week could help scientists learn more about Earth's changing climate.
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What to Wear in Space: Spacesuit Chic with Final Frontier Design
Final Frontier Design's Ted Southern kneels in the third version of his firm's private spacesuit. The spacesuit maker is based in Brooklyn, New York.
August 28th, 2014
In 2009, two previously competing designers teamed up to build a spacesuit glove as part of a NASA competition. After taking home second prize and winning $100,000 for their high-tech creation, Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev decided to go into business
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Masten Space Systems Aims High on XS-1 Military Space Plane Project
Xaero-B, a prototype launch vehicle built by the company Masten Space Systems in Mojave, California, takes a tethered test flight in this image released on July 17, 2014. Masten Space Systems is one of three companies working on designs for the U.S. milit
August 26th, 2014
A look at Masten Space System's plans for the U.S. military's proposed Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) vehicle. Masten is one of three companies holding XS-1 design contracts.
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US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit
X-37B Space Plane in Orbit
August 29th, 2014
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end.
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US Military Blows Up Hypersonic Weapon After Failed Test Launch
Photographer Scott Wight of Kodiak, Alaska, captured this photo of the explosions of the U.S. military's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon during a failed test launch from the Kodiak Launch Center on Aug. 25, 2014. The U.S. military is investigating the test fai
August 26th, 2014
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
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SpaceX Reusable Rocket Prototype Explodes Over Texas
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket is seen here during a successful test flight on April 18, 2014 in McGregor, Texas. An anomaly during an Aug. 22 test flight prompted the rocket to be destroyed.
August 23rd, 2014
A SpaceX F9R reusable rocket protoype exploded over McGregor, Texas, on Friday (Aug. 22) during a complicated test flight. See video of debris falling from the sky here.
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NASA's Robot Army of 'Swarmies' Could Explore Other Planets
Self-Driving Swarmie Robots
August 25th, 2014
NASA is developing a band of autonomous robots called "swarmies" that use radio waves to communicate with each other and may one day be used to explore the moon or Mars.
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