NASA Urged to Accelerate 3D Printing on Space Station
3D Printer by Made in Space
July 30th, 2014
While praising NASA's efforts and focus on in-space manufacturing, the U.S. National Research Council report stressed that the agency should organize its various centers to identify priority projects for use on the station.
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Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November
European Space Agency's eXperimental Vehicle
July 29th, 2014
A new space plane prototype's launch in November could pave the way toward the creation of a reusable cargo vehicle that would survive the blistering re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, according to the European Space Agency.
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Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images)
Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site
July 24th, 2014
DigitalGlobe released satellite images of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17.
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NASA Eyes Robotic Space Gas Stations for Satellites
The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test
July 29th, 2014
NASA wants to create a robotic gas station in space. While that might call to mind visions of interstellar starships, the unmanned depot won't actually be used to refuel rockets leading to the outer solar system or other worlds; instead, it will be design
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Apollo 11's Vintage Tech: The Most Amazing Moon Landing Innovations
Apollo 11's Saturn V 1969
July 24th, 2014
While the Apollo 11 landing was on the cutting-edge of technology in 1969, today it's a demonstration of how much could be accomplished with so little.
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Urthecast to Add More Earth-Watching HD Cameras to Space Station
Venezuela Seen by Urthecast Camera
July 29th, 2014
A company plans to place two new cameras on the outside of the International Space Station in a bid to provide more live views of Earth from space.
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These Quadcopter Dropships Could Land Rovers on Mars (Video)
The ESA's new dropship is designed to target areas safe for landing and lower rovers onto the surface of Mars.
July 21st, 2014
A dropship quadcopter designed by the European Space Agency could be landing rovers on Mars in the future.
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