Tech Archive
16 October 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The U.S.N.S. Kingsport was the first satellite communication ship.
14 October 2013, 05:27 PM ET
Engineers with the Indian Space research Organisation prepare the country’s first Mars probe, the Mars Orbiter Mission, for its fall 2013 launch toward the Red Planet.
14 October 2013, 01:26 PM ET
An experimental and reusable rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX soared to new heights earlier this month.
14 October 2013, 01:12 PM ET
The Lunar Module known as Spider shown still attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9's Command/Service module known as Gumdrop.
14 October 2013, 07:26 AM ET
The best way to send much-needed supplies to isolated communities in the wake of an asteroid impact or other natural disaster may be to launch them atop a converted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), one researcher says.
11 October 2013, 11:53 AM ET
The Sunjammer Mission will use a huge solar sail to fly through the solar system. See photos and images of how the Sunjammer solar sail works.
11 October 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Rosetta's decade long trip to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko out near the orbit of Jupiter is nearly over and in 100 days time the spacecraft will be woken from it's deep-space hibernation.
11 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
The Sunjammer spacecraft will use a massive solar sail as propulsion in space on a mission to monitor the sun, test out the technology, and inspire people and businesses around the world with an innovative space technology.
11 October 2013, 10:25 AM ET
In November 2014, NASA will launch the Sunjammer with the worlds largest solar sail, which will unfurl from the compact spacecraft.
11 October 2013, 10:06 AM ET
A sun-diving Kreutz-family comet came to its conclusion on Oct. 10, 2013. NASA's SOHO was on hand to witness it.
11 October 2013, 07:01 AM ET
NASA's Sunjammer mission successfully deployed part of its huge solar sail in a test on Sept. 30, revealing that the craft should be ready to function successfully following its January 2015 launch.
10 October 2013, 11:40 AM ET
A photographer's road trip to see SpaceX's first Falcon 9 rocket launch from California last month led to this striking composite photo recently released to Photographer David A. Kodama captures the SpaceX rocket launch in stages.
10 October 2013, 11:17 AM ET
See photos of private spaceflight company's SpaceX's first upgraded Falcon 9 test flight on Sept. 29, 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to two physicists who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson particle nearly 50 years ago, and scientists around the world were quick to offer their praise, calling it, "a great day for particle physics."
08 October 2013, 11:37 AM ET
NASA's SDO and SOHO websites continue to be automatically updated during the government shutdown (with a disclaimer stating the data may not be up to date.) The two spacecraft delivered imagery of the eruption that occurred on Oct 8th, 2013.
08 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A small 3D-printed rocket engine, designed and built by a group of students, flared to life in a hot-fire test this past weekend in the Mojave Desert.
07 October 2013, 11:59 AM ET
UC San Diego became the first university to design, print and test an 'additively-manufactured 'rocket engine. It was printed from Cobalt Chromium. The students were part of UCSD's chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
07 October 2013, 06:55 AM ET
One day, humans could re-make a world in the Earth's image. Engineering an inhospitable world into a livable one — a process known as terraforming — could be a successful way to colonize another world after a long, interstellar journey.
07 October 2013, 06:50 AM ET
The physics behind a fusion-driven rocket have been demonstrated in the lab, so such a device may well be propelling people on 90-day trips to the Red Planet in a matter of decades, according to a team of researchers working on the technology.
04 October 2013, 04:31 PM ET
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03 October 2013, 06:39 PM ET
In 'Gravity,' to shoot what he calls his 'love song to space,' director/co-writer Alfonso Cuarón and his film crew had to invent new cinema technologies, while seizing every opportunity to explore the deep metaphors suggested by humans in orbit.
03 October 2013, 05:25 PM ET
A giant radio telescope in Chile has received the last piece of its 66-antenna array, a special delivery that will help the observatory peer into deep space better than ever.
03 October 2013, 02:16 PM ET
ESA employs 130 ton satellite dishes, dispersed in key areas all over the world to monitor the skies for transmissions. They boost faint signals from spacecraft and in reverse create high energy transmissions to relay commands.
03 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
3D printing on the surface of Mars might provide a way to create a sustainable human colony on the Red Planet, advocates say.
02 October 2013, 01:31 PM ET
Swiss Space Systems plans to launch a new private space plane carrying the space junk-cleaning satellite CleanSpace One by 2018, and the launch just might lift off from North America.
02 October 2013, 12:10 AM ET
See the latest news about space debris and junk in space.
01 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. Powerd by NewsLook
01 October 2013, 07:03 AM ET
The best way for NASA to snag and study an asteroid may be to chase down one of the 'minimoons' that zip around our planet temporarily before zipping back off into deep space, some researchers say.
01 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Large payloads are costly come launchtime, but one company is exploring how to throw them into space with technology based on the classical slingshot.
01 October 2013, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2013.
30 September 2013, 01:30 PM ET
The vast amount of manmade debris in orbit around Earth is untenable, but emerging and currently available technologies could be used to get this space junk under control.
30 September 2013, 07:20 AM ET
Two private American companies are now responsible for hauling cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft attached to the orbiting laboratory today by 8:44 a.m. EDT (1244 GMT), a first for the cargo ship.