Tech Archive
22 January 2014, 07:28 AM ET
The 58 proposals are double the usual number submitted during such instrument competitions, NASA officials said. The agency has begun reviewing the ideas and expects to choose the final science gear for the 2020 Mars rover in the next five months.
21 January 2014, 05:57 PM ET
The collapsible, flexible spacecraft could be a good fit for the marshy surface of Titan, which features lakes and seas of liquid ethane and methane.
20 January 2014, 07:01 AM ET
When scientists using a giant, icy detector in Antarctica announced in November they had found evidence of neutrino particles from outer space, scientists hailed the discovery as the beginning of a new era in neutrino astronomy.
20 January 2014, 04:15 AM ET
See photos of NASA's Valkyrie (R5) space robot, a humanoid robot built to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and advance the state of the art of robotics within the agency.
19 January 2014, 04:09 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is slated to wake from a 31-month hibernation Monday (Jan. 20) for its 2014 encounter with a comet. Here's how to watch it live beginning at 4:15 a.m. EST (0915 GMT).
18 January 2014, 04:56 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
18 January 2014, 12:12 PM ET
From a photo showing a spooky looking nebula to a striking new photo of a doomed star, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 18, 2014.
18 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The deluge of mission data poses some big challenges for NASA. But a team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is coming up with new strategies to tackle problems of information storage, processing and access.
17 January 2014, 04:50 PM ET
The new 'Spirit and Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars' exhibition chronicles NASA;s Mars Exploration Rover mission at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
17 January 2014, 04:03 PM ET
From 1955 to 1962, Neil Armstrong was a research pilot at the NASA Research Flight Center now named in his honor. While flying there, he tested numerous cutting edge craft, including rocket powered jets and jet capable of sweeping its wings.
17 January 2014, 03:34 PM ET
The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on a comet. See how it will orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.
17 January 2014, 09:48 AM ET
NASA engineers test multi-lobed air bags to protect the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft.
17 January 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.
16 January 2014, 05:21 PM ET
NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on the Red Planet 10 years ago and the space agency will celebrate with a live webcast event tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Here's how to watch live.
16 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The test of China's new "hypersonic glide vehicle," which apparently took place Jan. 9, was not designed to advance the nation's ability to penetrate American missile defense systems, according to Chinese military officials.
16 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
The European Space Agency is developing a tight-fitting "skinsuit" designed to squeeze the body from the shoulders to the feet, counteracting the lack of gravity in space.
16 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
An interstellar spacecraft could conceivably be powered by the radiation emitted by a tiny, manmade black hole. Here's a look at what it would take to turn this ambitious idea into reality.
15 January 2014, 09:23 AM ET
The orbiter Discovery shown as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
14 January 2014, 03:09 PM ET
NASA Commercial Crew Program partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX are on-track to provide astronauts with rides into orbit at much less cost than government-built vehicles.
14 January 2014, 12:29 PM ET
By surrounding their star with swarms of energy-collecting satellites, advanced civilizations could create Dyson spheres.
14 January 2014, 11:02 AM ET
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's entry performs in the disaster-response competition at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013.
14 January 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Look at a picture of the Earth at night, and one would see the world is literally glowing. Now, scientists are starting to look for signs of advanced alien civilizations by the glow given off by technology used to harvest the energy from a star or galaxy.
13 January 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Jan. 27 in a second bid to install two high-definition cameras outside the orbiting lab.
13 January 2014, 12:23 PM ET
New limbs of the robotic ISS crew member, Robonaut 2 (R2), are demonstrated to the 'Waltz of the Blue Danube' music. Legs will increase the mobility of the robot for work in and out of the Space Station.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 January 2014, 08:07 AM ET
Virgin Galactic successfully tested its vehicle again on January 10th, 2014 and reached 71,000 feet (21,641 meters) and a top speed of Mach 1.4. They are still on track to start commercial service later this year.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
11 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
See photos from Virgin Galactic's third rocket-powered test flight of the private space plane SpaceShipTwo on Jan. 10, 2014. It was Virgin Galactic's highest flight at the time.
10 January 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Virgin Galactic launched its highest SpaceShipTwo test flight yet, a supersonic rocket-powered flight on Jan. 10 that sent the private space plane streaking 71,000 feet over California's Mojave Desert.
10 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Before the Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, a prototype was put through vibration tests.
10 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore are using a 3D printer to turn Hubble images into textured pictures, opening up the wonders of the universe to people who are visually impaired.