Tech Archive
04 March 2014, 02:40 PM ET
An elevator to the moon might not be as crazy as it sounds, according to one company. A moon-based elevator to space could radically reduce the costs and improve the reliability of placing equipment on the lunar surface.
04 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Europe’s biggest aerospace manufacturer, Airbus Group, will drop its scale-model Spaceplane from an altitude of 10,000 feet over Singapore in May. If that trial goes well, another unpowered drop from 100,000 feet could follow next year.
04 March 2014, 07:04 AM ET
The European company EADS/Airbus is developing a commercial space plane for passenger flights. See images of the EADS space plane concept here.
04 March 2014, 06:30 AM ET
e.DeOrbit adds to a growing list of proposals to get rid of space debris.
03 March 2014, 05:37 PM ET
With half a million pieces of space debris cluttering Earth's orbit, according to NASA, this means there is a growing problem of cluttering up our access road to space.
03 March 2014, 05:11 PM ET
New technologies in robotics could allow for the remote-controlled refuleing of satellites not originally designed for it. See how NASA's Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test aims to extend satellite lives in orbit my making in-space refueling a reality.
03 March 2014, 02:56 PM ET
See some of the wildest space tech concepts, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
03 March 2014, 12:52 PM ET
NASA technicians wear cleanroom attire to inspect the Pioneer III probe prior to its trip to Cape Canaveral, FL.
03 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
For the past year, engineers have been working on a concept vehicle called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, which could stay aloft for long periods, collecting a variety of data about Venus and its atmosphere.
01 March 2014, 09:20 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 March 2014, 12:34 PM ET
From spectacular images of NASA's GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
01 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2014.
28 February 2014, 11:43 AM ET
See images and photos of an audacious private manned Mars mission in 2021 by the nonprofit Inspiration Mars Foundation.
28 February 2014, 11:37 AM ET
An eight-person expedition is testing out Astroskin, a wearable shirt with sensors embedded in it, during a challenging trip to Antarctica. The shirt, developed for the Canadian Space Agency, could be used on future space missions.
28 February 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Whether it's surviving in the harshest environments on the planet or testing innovative technologies, there are no limits for Canada's Astronauts.
27 February 2014, 02:51 PM ET
This panoramic image is the first photograph taken of Mars by Voyager 1's Camera 1 in 1976.
27 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The GPM Core Observatory scans the weather with microwaves and two bands of radar. See how the Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite by NASA and JAXA will map rain and snow like never before.
26 February 2014, 10:09 AM ET
Testing at the Icing Research Tunnel resulted in ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of this engine.
25 February 2014, 01:57 PM ET
JPL's Space Flight Operations Facility began with tracking the Ranger 7 mission in 1964 and later collected the tracking and scientific information for the Deep Space Network.
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A massive telescope triple the size of the world's largest current optical telescopes is set to begin construction on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano in late spring or early summer.
24 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Images from a recent tour of the Tanegashima Space Center where JAXA plans to launch an H-IIA rocket carrying the GPM Core Observatory on Feb. 28, 2014.
24 February 2014, 02:14 PM ET
The NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory will provide near real-time precipitation coverage around the globe. The data will be used to study climate change, natural hazards and freshwater resources.
24 February 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Voyager 2, arriving at Jupiter four months after Voyager 1, was actually launched 16 days before its mate.
24 February 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Using a set of long-lined harpoons would allow a mission to grab samples from multiple locations on an asteroid or moon — and to get them from beneath the surface, where some of the most interesting material lies, researchers say.
23 February 2014, 12:00 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 February 2014, 01:07 PM ET
The two commercial cameras that will keep a constant watch over Earth from outside the International Space Station have beamed their first test image data back home.
21 February 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Dr. Robert Goddard, namesake for the Goddard Space Flight Center, is known as a pioneer in American Rocketry.
20 February 2014, 11:15 AM ET
An artist's conception of the ACTS just after release from the space shuttle's cargo bay in September of 1993.
20 February 2014, 01:02 AM ET
You don't have to grind your own lenses to build your own telescope.
19 February 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A technician checks the soil sampler before the Viking Lander goes to Mars.
19 February 2014, 06:38 AM ET
A space elevator consisting of an Earth-anchored tether that extends 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) into space could eventually provide routine, safe, inexpensive and quiet access to orbit, some researchers say.
18 February 2014, 04:17 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory recently crossed a sand dune called Dingo Gap, leaving behind a terrain full of sharp, well cemented rocks on its way past 5,000 meters traveled on the martian surface.