Tech Archive
20 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The space agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle is now fully assembled at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii — the site of its first flight trial, which is currently scheduled for June 3.
19 May 2014, 04:18 PM ET
See photos and images of NASA's ISEE-3 spacecraft, a probe launched in 1978 that is returning for an Earth flyby in August 2014, in this Space.com gallery.
19 May 2014, 03:55 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 02:49 PM ET
NASA has shortlisted three potential commercial partners for non-funded agreements as part of the agency's quest to land robotic spacecraft on the moon.
19 May 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In the winter of 1997-1998, severe weather events were recorded across the continental U.S.. For month leading in the winter, warm (El Niño) conditions persisted in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Jason-2 satellite is monitoring in 2014.
19 May 2014, 09:14 AM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 08:46 PM ET
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16 May 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The bold asteroid-redirect plan may also feature the first in-space test of the "enhanced gravity tractor" technique, which could help steer dangerous space rocks away from Earth.
15 May 2014, 02:57 AM ET
For astronauts flying in space, spacesuits are a must-have accessory. But spacesuit technology has come a long way since the dawn of human spaceflight. Tonight, MIT professor Dava Newman will discuss her BioSuit spacesuit design and you can watch it live.
14 May 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins shows how the Canadarm 2 (ISS robotic arm) is controlled by astronauts to snare the Orbital Science Cygnus and SpaceX Dragon spacecrafts. -- See SpaceX Dragon Capture: http://goo.gl/zKQxde
14 May 2014, 04:01 AM ET
Spacesuits are vital for astronauts. They protect space travelers during launch and landing, and allow trips outside for spacewalks to make repairs or upgrades. See photos of how spacesuits have evolved during the first decades of human spaceflight.
13 May 2014, 11:12 AM ET
Astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen descended into NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory pool on Friday (May 9) to test out spacewalking techniques that could be used to explore a captured asteroid a decade or so from now.
13 May 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A newly christened telescope imager built to snap photos of alien planets around distant stars is the most sensitive camera of its kind, according to preliminary test. The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile, is de
12 May 2014, 09:32 AM ET
NASA is testing a next generation Modified Advanced Crew Escape Suit (MACES), formerly ACES, for possible use on extravehicular activities. Astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen, tested the suits underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
11 May 2014, 11:26 AM ET
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10 May 2014, 01:11 PM ET
From a brilliant image of the Flame Nebula to magnetic 'fingerprints' of the Milky Way, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 10, 2014.
10 May 2014, 12:47 PM ET
From a fireball blazing across the daytime sky to a stunning moonrise over Ocean City, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
09 May 2014, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's next-generation Z-2 spacesuit prototype is an evolution ahead of its predecessor, the Z-1. See how NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit works in this Space.com infographic.
09 May 2014, 03:09 PM ET
While the plot of the hit Hollywood film 'Gravity' is fictional, the United States must bolster efforts to address the alarming amount of space junk, or risk grappling with potentially catastrophic collisions with debris in orbit, lawmakers said today.
09 May 2014, 03:08 PM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) with the House Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Space conducted a hearing on how to prevent a real life 'Gravity'.
09 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A crowd-funded satellite launched to space last month might not get to perform is mission to deploy a fleet of even tinier satellites into orbit.
08 May 2014, 12:06 PM ET
An alternative energy research project, NASA and the ERDA installed this turbine at the Plum Brook Facility.
07 May 2014, 03:50 PM ET
NASA is now live-streaming views of Earth from space captured by four commercial high-definition video cameras that were installed on the exterior of the International Space Station last month.
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
With the Illustris Simulation, astrophysicists have accurately modeled the correct mix of spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies to show how all elements more complex than hydrogen or helium got their start. Full Story: http://goo.gl/JGDUmF
06 May 2014, 12:13 PM ET
Two companies using 3D printing technology recently finished crafting simulators for key pieces of a satellite after two weeks and dozens of hours of work.
05 May 2014, 04:15 PM ET
A new kit lets kids and adults alike perform experiments and build models of real spacecraft, just like the scientists at NASA.
05 May 2014, 03:15 PM ET
Just a few weeks after its last reusable rocket test, SpaceX did it again – and then some. The latest flight of the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket showed the machine soaring to 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), about four times the altitude of the test before.
05 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
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03 May 2014, 02:07 AM ET
Digging deeper into the findings from BICEP2 — how and what drove the Big Bang.
03 May 2014, 01:36 AM ET
A unique camera system is helping open the moon to next-generation exploration.
02 May 2014, 12:55 PM ET
The Gimbal Rig was designed to simulate the motions of a space capsule, training astronauts to control the craft.
02 May 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Falcon 9R rocket rose to a height of 3280 feet (1000 meters) in its latest test, posted on May 1st, 2014. The legs were in a fixed down position from launch to landing, but future tests will begin with them stowed.