Tech Archive
26 September 2013, 03:30 PM ET
Among the more than 900 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.
26 September 2013, 01:46 PM ET
As the Moon passes through Earth's magnetic field, two lunar-orbiting spacecraft look for turbulence, particle acceleration, and magnetic reconnection. These phenomena control how the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere.
26 September 2013, 07:30 AM ET
NASA is awarding grants to 10 university-led projects that could help develop the advanced technologies needed for future science and long-duration manned missions. The Space Technology Research Grants Program will award $250,000 to teams.
25 September 2013, 12:00 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse dazzled much of the United States during the early morning of April 15, 2014.
24 September 2013, 02:33 PM ET
NASA's public outreach program is looking for innovative ideas of locating hidden asteroids that lurk around our world. caught up with NASA's Andrew Filo at their Maker Faire booth.
24 September 2013, 02:00 PM ET
After more than five years of testing, NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster ion engine has set a new duration record. The project completed a continuous test the ion engine for more than 48,000 hours — over five and a half years.
24 September 2013, 10:24 AM ET
The hot laboratory viewed from inside as an engineer uses the manipulator arms.
23 September 2013, 02:45 PM ET
North Korea probably tested a long-range rocket in late August, new reports suggest.
23 September 2013, 11:56 AM ET
A California-based company that will launch a 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014 is aiming to change the way space agencies think about how they transport goods to the orbiting outpost.
23 September 2013, 11:23 AM ET
Researchers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have photographed F-15 and F/A 18 aircraft pass between cameras and the Sun. Imagery of interrupted air flow density around the aircraft can help minimize sonic booms and aircraft stress.
21 September 2013, 09:25 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
20 September 2013, 11:23 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory's navigation technology allows controllers to simply determine a destination and let the rover figure out how to drive there. The software searches for obstacles and holes, then safely avoids them.
20 September 2013, 10:50 AM ET
A proposed mathematical proof that outlines the way information behaves in coded messages may have implications for black holes. The proof suggests that the radiation spit out by black holes may retain information on the dark behemoths.
19 September 2013, 03:28 PM ET
Small, serpentine robots could help Mars rovers collect soil samples from crevices beneath rocks and other hard-to-reach places, and they could pull their wheeled siblings to safety if the bigger vehicles get bogged down in soft sand.
19 September 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Members of the public, industry professionals and academics have descended upon Houson for the third annual 100-Year Starship symposium, which will discuss what the world needs to do to make interstellar travel a reality in the next 100 years.
18 September 2013, 12:28 PM ET
The third in a series of highly secure U.S. military communications satellites successfully launched in the early morning hours of Sept. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
17 September 2013, 05:31 PM ET
NASA is asking a new community to help them stop killer asteroids from impacting Earth. Agency officials will attend the World Maker Faire in New York City this weekend to enlist the help of innovators to help protect Earth against space rocks.
17 September 2013, 05:25 PM ET
The United States military is kick-starting a suborbital hypersonic vehicle program that also aims to launch payloads into orbit on the cheap. The new XS-1 program is run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
17 September 2013, 04:50 PM ET
Scandinavian-based Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) believes a great alternative to Mars' rovers maybe slithering robotics. They are working with Norwegian company Robotnor on many uses for the robots.
16 September 2013, 06:00 PM ET
Sail ships might be the spacecraft that first take human technology to distant stars. Giant sails propelled by the sun's or a laser's energy could be the most viable option for interstellar spaceflight in the not-too-distant future.
16 September 2013, 03:30 PM ET
High-speed eruptions of charged particles from the sun may be to blame for recent failures of satellites that people rely on to watch TV and use the Internet, a new study finds.
16 September 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard stands next to the "rickshaw."
16 September 2013, 10:36 AM ET
Humanity has reached a bottleneck this century: Technical developments could cause catastrophic damage to the planet, or they could save us from our man-made quandary.
15 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
13 September 2013, 06:00 PM ET
See photos of space-y LEGO toys in space, about space and the the winners of a NASA contest for future flying machines in this gallery.
13 September 2013, 09:26 AM ET
Take a deep breath and dive under the ocean with ESA and NASA astronauts, who recently arrived at the underwater habitat Aquarius to train for life in space at the bottom of the sea.
13 September 2013, 05:25 AM ET
A refurbished Clinton-era satellite that languished in storage for years is now on track to launch in early 2015. The mission, called the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR for short, is meeting its budget and schedule requirements.
12 September 2013, 01:14 PM ET
A gravity-mapping European satellite nearing the end of its fuel supply will make an uncontrolled plunge back to Earth, likely in October, AFP reported. Most of the satellite will burn up in the atmosphere, but a quarter of it likely will survive reentry.
12 September 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Space fans, rejoice! NASA is extending its social media reach by launching a new Instagram account, giving people the chance to share out-of-this-world photos on the go, according to agency officials.
12 September 2013, 09:51 AM ET
Technicians move a container with experiments for irradiation.
11 September 2013, 11:27 AM ET
TextureCam, a technology whose development is led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is designed to take pictures of rocks in 3-D and prioritize the ones that are most scientifically interesting. The smart camera could be used on Mars or more distant lo
11 September 2013, 11:21 AM ET
Despite landing on its side, the Soyuz capsule carrying Commander Pavel Vinogradov (at 60, the oldest person to land in a Soyuz), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sept 11th.