Wild Bug-Eyed Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids (Video)
The 'Fly-Eye' Telescope
September 22nd, 2014
A new European prototype telescope inspired by an insect's eye could help protect Earth from dangerous asteroids when it is expected to come online next year.
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Zero-G 3D Printer Set for Launch: What Will Be Made In Space First?
Made In Space Sample 3-D Printed Parts
September 19th, 2014
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
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Blast Off! NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches
A screenshot from NASA's LSP Activity Book, a mobile app and online coloring book to spark interest about rocket launches in kids. The app was created by NASA's Launch Services Program.
September 26th, 2014
NASA has developed apps that can track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt for comets, but its latest app is an educational project for kids all about rocket launches.
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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 Challenges Public to Design Piece of Mars Spacecraft
NASA wants makers of the world to dream up part of a Mars probe under its Mars Balance Mass Challenge. Ideas are due by Nov. 21.
September 23rd, 2014
NASA announced a new contest called the Mars Balance Mass Challenge, inviting the public to submit design ideas for dual-purpose spacecraft weight balances for a future Mars mission.
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Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts
Japan Space Elevator
September 22nd, 2014
See how the International Space Elevator Consortium is working to advance space-elevator tech and science to make the future now.
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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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