Asteroid-Mining Tech Among Casualties of Antares Rocket Explosion
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 CubeSat
October 29th, 2014
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 technology demonstator was aboard the Cygnus cargo craft destroyed by Tuesday's rocket explosion.
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NASA Contest Will Let You Name a Space Station Droid
Free-Flying Robot Camera Scenario
October 13th, 2014
NASA needs your help to name a new robot, and you could win some money doing it.
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First Hasselblad Camera Flown in Space Up for Auction
First Hasselblad Camera in Space
October 28th, 2014
A space-flown camera that has connections to two Mercury astronauts is heading for the auction block. The Hasselblad 500C camera includes components that were used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. manned spaceflights by Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.
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Private Astronaut Training Company Picks Spacesuits for Spacewalk Simulator
Final Frontier Design's Spacesuit Pressurization
October 24th, 2014
A private spacesuit company and an astronaut-training organization are teaming up to give private astronauts on simulated spacewalks a more spacelike experience.
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Flexible 'Tentacle Robots' Could Aid Planetary Exploration
Octarm-cone
October 10th, 2014
Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, scientists say.
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NASA Launches Student Contest for 3D-Printed Astronaut Tools
Made in Space's 3D printer
October 2nd, 2014
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
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Mock Satellite Destroyed to Study Space Junk Collisions
DebriSat
October 28th, 2014
A full-scale lookalike of a modern satellite was purposefully destroyed in a ground test chamber. The results of the blast are meant to help scientists better grasp the effects of space collisions.
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Folding Origami Solar Panels Could Be Headed to Space (Video)
BYU Student Unfolds Solar Panel
October 20th, 2014
NASA engineers, researchers from Brigham Young University and origami expert Robert Lang are developing origami-inspired solar panel arrays that fold and unfold.
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NASA Mars Rover Laser Tech Adapted to Hunt Gas Leaks on Earth
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
October 8th, 2014
A California energy company is using laser technology originally developed to search for methane on Mars to pinpoint natural gas leaks here on Earth.
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