Tech Archive
24 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Rover deputy principal investigator Ray Arvidson, of Washington University in St. Louis, submitted a personal Spirit and Opportunity Top 10 list to SPACE.com to mark the mission's 10 years of Mars exploration.
24 January 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For 10 years the robots have roved across Mars, making exciting discoveries about water in the planet's past.
23 January 2014, 10:00 PM ET
The 3.8-ton TDRS-L spacecraft lifted off at 9:33 p.m. EST tonight (0233 GMT Friday) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its Atlas 5 rocket searing an arc of bright-orange flame into the dark sky as it climbed.
23 January 2014, 09:45 PM ET
The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) launched aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 23rd, 2013. It will join and upgrade NASA's network of satellites that makes non-stop communication with satellites and the ISS.
23 January 2014, 09:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L) ahead of its planned Jan. 23, 2014 launch atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
23 January 2014, 07:21 PM ET
Engineers have developed wall-crawling robots utilizing 'dry adhesive' technology inspired by gecko lizards. ESA and the Simon Fraser University are pioneering the effort for their possible use in space.
23 January 2014, 05:22 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows a prototype Polish-built plasma thruster during test firing within an airless chamber at ESA’s Propulsion Laboratory.
23 January 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft has come a long way. This video shows how the ship was put together, the pilots trained, and the ship tested over the past few years in preparation for a test launch in 2016 and human pilot flights in 2017.
23 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The third generation advanced Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) will deliver a boost in transmitting power and a higher frequency band for video and data. It is set to launch on January 23rd, 2014.TDRS-L and Atlas V Readied for Liftoff
23 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
2014 is shaping up to be the year of earth science for NASA, with five missions devoted to studying our planets surface, atmosphere, changing climate, weather, and more.
23 January 2014, 10:04 AM ET
The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) network work in conjunction with ground stations to delivers non stop coverage to Earth satellites and the ISS.
23 January 2014, 08:41 AM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tested its G-FOLD divert algorithm experimental landing system aboard the Masten rocket in Sept. 2013. This algorithm allows the rocket to autonomously select an alternate landing site.
23 January 2014, 06:32 AM ET
A fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and a fleet of orbiting research observatories.
22 January 2014, 04:37 PM ET
A seamstress, with assistance from three others, creates a possible replacement sunshade for the Skylab Orbital Workshop.
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.