Tech Archive
26 March 2014, 11:16 AM ET
This technical rendition of Atlantis docked to the Kristall module of the Russian Mir Space Station shows the largest space platform ever assembled.
26 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
One NASA astronaut launching to the International Space Station in May is ready to 3D print in space. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, bound for the station in May, is looking forward to setting up a 3D printer on the orbiting outpost.
25 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
This 360-degree mosaic panorama of the Milky Way was taken over ten years by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
25 March 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The Communication Technology Satellite, a high-powered spacecraft resulting from five years of cooperation between NASA and Canada's Department of Communications, was launched in January of 1976.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The White House's 2015 budget request includes $27 million for DARPA's XS-1, a reusable space plane concept vehicle that could make its initial test flight in 2018. In all, DARPA expects to spend $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018.
24 March 2014, 06:34 PM ET
The technology to make lunar missions routine is on the horizon, says Astrobotic CEO John Thornton.
24 March 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Robotic rovers drive differently when under the lower gravity of Mars or the moon. Astrobotic carefully tests its robots under these different gravitational forces.
24 March 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II exits the EMU after successful deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A flower-shaped spacecraft may help scientists see Earth-like alien worlds like never before. Called a 'starshade,' the huge, sunflower-like spacecraft would deploy to its full size in space, blocking the light of distant stars.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have identified a dozen or so promising targets for NASA's asteroid-capture mission, which seeks to drag a small rock — or a piece of a larger one — into a stable orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts down the road.
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
22 March 2014, 01:27 PM ET
From stunning 3D Views of the universe to an HD moon map revealing a lunar North Pole like never before, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 22, 2014.
22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
21 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
The agency announced today (March 21) that it's seeking proposals for advanced technology-development studies that could bring the asteroid-redirect mission closer to reality and help keep the effort's costs down.
21 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
The proposed sunflower-shaped structure could launch together with a telescope. It's intended to help in the search for Earth-like planets by blocking starlight that obstructs views of nearby stars.
21 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
This NASA SR-71 completes its first flight at Dryden Flight Research Center.
21 March 2014, 10:11 AM ET
A new telescope tool for peering into the cosmos and creating three-dimensional views of the universe has passed its first major test at a European observatory in Chile's high desert.
20 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) will use lightweight membrane optics instead of large-diameter glass mirrors. This design can reduce building and launch costs, putting more eyes in the sky.
20 March 2014, 10:14 AM ET
In what is possibly the first break in the case of the mysterious March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, satellite images from DigitalGlobe now show possible plane debris in the Southern Indian Ocean.
20 March 2014, 06:28 AM ET
Using a donated spy-satellite telescope would boost the science capabilities of NASA's high-priority WFIRST space mission, but such gains could come at a significant financial cost, a new report concludes.
19 March 2014, 11:58 AM ET
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques explains how the Station's Canadarm2 captures spacecraft using a Canadian Space Agency simulator. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen hosts.
19 March 2014, 10:51 AM ET
NASA astronaut G. Reid Wiseman is excited about the long term implications of 3D printers in space. Wiseman and the 'Made In Space' printer are scheduled to meet on ISS in Aug. 2014. He spoke at a NASA event on Mar. 19th, 2014.
19 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
18 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been missing for more than a week, and new satellite evidence suggests that it flew far off course for many hours after cutting off communication with the ground.
17 March 2014, 05:10 PM ET
To make the find, astronomers developed a big new array of superconducting detectors for a telescope at the South Pole, which spotted characteristic patterns in ancient light left over from the Big Bang.
17 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The ground communication terminal for the Brazil/United States communication link via the Relay satellite which was launched late in 1962.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Our species tends to focus on defusing dangers deemed immediate and extreme. But protecting the planet from asteroids will require constant vigilance over the long haul, experts say, since the threat of a major cosmic impact will never go away.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
15 March 2014, 11:37 PM ET
From a blindingly-bright fireball blazing across an aurora-filled sky to amazing views of our planet tweeted by astronauts, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 16, 2014.
14 March 2014, 02:40 PM ET
The National Geographic Channel TV show "Live from Space" isn't set to air until tonight (March 14), but you can start gearing up for the historic broadcast right now. The "Live from Space" website now features a live International Space Station tracker.
14 March 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Seymour Schwartz prepares substances to be analyzed for evaporation properties.
14 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers at MIT suggest setting up orbital propellant depots to fuel future missions to the moon. Such en-route stations would mean spacecraft could launch with less fuel on board and hence carry heavier loads like larger scientific experiments.