Tech Archive
18 June 2014, 08:56 AM ET
Acoustic testing of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch Systems (SLS) has begun on a scale model with injectors created using Selective Laser Melting, a 3D printing process in which fine powders are fused to build structure.
17 June 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Software that controls spacecraft is being adapted as a way to detect bank fraud.
17 June 2014, 07:35 AM ET
Getting astronauts to the Red Planet is the chief long-term goal of NASA's human spaceflight program, so the agency is developing many technologies to help make that happen, including a new line of prototype spacesuits called the Z-series.
17 June 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Enormous telescopes are in development, and if the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy is any indication, their results will transform astronomy.
16 June 2014, 02:52 PM ET
An Italian coffee company builds the first zero-gravity espresso machine, the ISSpresso, to send along with an Italian astronaut launching into space this fall. Jen Markham explains.
15 June 2014, 09:40 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
14 June 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In the run-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament, which kicked off Thursday (June 12), Brazil spent billions to build and spruce up soccer stadiums. European spacecraft snapped rare views of this mammoth construction process.
12 June 2014, 04:51 PM ET
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will collect hundreds of thousands of measurements each day as it flies over Earth. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/tK51Ny
12 June 2014, 04:46 PM ET
The space agency was forced to scrub six launch attempts of the Mars landing technology over the past two weeks as a result of unusually poor wind conditions at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range in Kauai, Hawaii.
12 June 2014, 03:42 PM ET
A series of trials at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified that the 3D printer developed by California-based startup Made in Space meets all the requirements for use aboard the orbiting lab, officials announced today.
11 June 2014, 12:40 PM ET
The Robot Chicken co-creator and actor talks plane winglets, car seats and more in this NASA public service announcement.
11 June 2014, 10:06 AM ET
NASA is developing gigantic supersonic parachutes and inflatable "decelerators" that will slow the descent of heavy gear through the thin Martian atmosphere. See photos of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project here.
11 June 2014, 08:59 AM ET
NASA's self-proclaimed 'flying saucer' just can't seem to get off the ground, and it's all Mother Nature's fault.
11 June 2014, 07:02 AM ET
NASA is heading back to the ocean floor twice in the next three months to test out techniques and technologies that could improve astronauts' lives in orbit and help them explore an asteroid down the road.
11 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The products that NASA develops have filtered into everyday life for decades, and for decades the publication "Spinoff" has chronicled their progress. The latest issue is now available for free online, and what's inside may surprise you.
10 June 2014, 04:25 PM ET
Program executive Daniel Lockney explains how technologies used to for exploration have been transferred for use in everyday life here on Earth.
10 June 2014, 02:41 PM ET
NASA is offering $1.5 million in prize money this week to inventors who build a robot that can navigate a mock-alien landscape and scoop up geologic samples without any help from human controllers.
09 June 2014, 03:12 PM ET
NASA had originally planned to launch its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle via balloon on June 3 from Hawaii. But uncooperative winds have caused multiple delays, pushing the launch to June 5, June 7, June 9 and now June 11.
09 June 2014, 03:05 PM ET
An imaginative inventor and space pioneer has passed away. Peter Glaser, who introduced the idea of using satellites to beam solar energy from space down to Earth, died May 29 at the age of 90 at his home in Lexington, Mass.
09 June 2014, 12:28 PM ET
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has achieved a social media milestone aboard the International Space Station, beaming the first Vine from orbit.
09 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The agency's Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) instrument transmitted a new 37-second, 175-megabit video called "Hello, World!" to a ground station in California as the orbiting lab soared 260 miles overhead.
09 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Spewing orange and blue flame against the dark sky, NASA's Morpheus lander lifted off more than 800 feet (244 m) in the air during its first night flight test ever May 28.
08 June 2014, 11:53 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
07 June 2014, 01:23 PM ET
From a spectacular solar eruption to breathtaking images from NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 7, 2014.
07 June 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Researchers have developed a method to recreate supernova explosions in the lab using high-intensity lasers.
06 June 2014, 05:30 PM ET
The 12 proposals range from a submarine that would explore the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's huge moon Titan to a probe that would travel around the solar system by hitching rides on comets.
06 June 2014, 10:14 AM ET
The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) aboard the International Space Station transmitted a video titled "Hello, World" to Earth. Mission manager Matt Abrahamson of JPL explains how it works.
06 June 2014, 09:15 AM ET
NASA is working on more efficient heating and cooling, longer lasting – nearly maintenance free – systems, more durable fabrics, and more dextrous gloves. New oxygen recovery systems might utilize local planetary materials: ‘in-situ’ consumables.
06 June 2014, 06:30 AM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif., and the Brooklyn, New York-based 3D printing company MakerBot are seeking design ideas for a habitat that could house humans on Mars.
05 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Lockheed Martin will build the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system.
05 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Google aims to invest billions in a fleet of satellites to provide service to areas presently without broadband Internet access.
05 June 2014, 02:55 PM ET
NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) system will lofted to 120,000 feet, via large scientific balloon. An attached rocket will propel the test article into a test trajectory.