Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
November 18th, 2014
A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.
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Google Leases NASA's Moffett Field, Historic Hangar for $1.2 Billion
The historic Hangar One at California's Moffett Field, photographed in 1999.
November 11th, 2014
Planetary Ventures LLC will lease Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), which is currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center, and restore the facility's historic Hangar One, a huge building that has been a Silicon Valley landmark since the 1930s.
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NASA's Most Complex 3D-Printed Rocket Part Yet Passes Test (Video)
Rockets with 3D-Printed Injectors
November 8th, 2014
NASA tested two rockets with 3D-printed injectors modeled after the rocket that could one day send humans to Mars.
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World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
WIlmore Installs 3D Printer
November 17th, 2014
Space station commander Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer inside the orbiting lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox Monday. The machine and its software are in good operating condition, and the first test items will likely be printed sometime Monday.
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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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What Commercial Aircraft Will Look Like in 2050
Blended wing body aircraft conception, future aircraft
November 8th, 2014
The aircraft industry is expecting an increase in air traffic by 2050, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But how “fundamental” will those changes be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?
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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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