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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NASA Picks 4 Companies to Test Innovative Tech Near Edge of Space
Virgin Galactic Spaceship
September 10th, 2014
NASA has chosen four private companies to fly experiments high into Earth's atmosphere.
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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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US Air Force Using Lasers to Preserve Historic Space Launch Pads
Air Force Lasers
September 11th, 2014
The U.S. Air Force is using a new tool in its effort to preserve space history: lasers. The 45th Space Wing is using a laser scanner to create virtual models of the Cape Canaveral space launch complexes in partnership with the University of South Florida.
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Space Station's Cubesat Launcher Has Mind of Its Own
NanoRack’s CubeSat Deployer
September 8th, 2014
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries.
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Student-Built Rovers Will Face Off on Mock Mars Missions
European Rover Challenge Competitors
September 5th, 2014
Robots built by students from around the world will face off in a competition designed to test how well these wheeled explorers might one day get around on the surface of Mars.
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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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