Tech Archive
25 November 2014, 05:49 PM ET
An op-ed by Mike Snyder, lead engineer for Made In Space, whose 3D printer just produced its first part aboard the International Space Station.
25 November 2014, 03:33 PM ET
The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part today (Nov. 21). The milestone moment marks a big step toward a future in which humanity explores far beyond its home planet, some experts say.
25 November 2014, 03:33 PM ET
The milestone marks a key step toward a future in which voyaging spaceships print out their own spare parts on the go and colonists on other worlds make what they need from the dirt beneath their boots, 3D printing advocates say.
25 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has created its first part, a piece of itself called an extruder plate. What will astronauts want to print out next?
24 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
19 November 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The newly announced Lunar Mission One plans to drill at least 65 feet underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on the early days of the Earth and moon.
19 November 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Some space analysts wonder if "Object 2014-28E" could be part of an anti-satellite program — perhaps a revived version of the Cold War-era "Istrebitel Sputnikov" ("satellite killer") project.d
18 November 2014, 06:27 AM ET
A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.
17 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Space station commander Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer inside the orbiting lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox Monday. The machine and its software are in good operating condition, and the first test items will likely be printed sometime Monday.
17 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
See photos of the new Hubble Space Telescope exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
17 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
The Made In Space printer was launched aboard the SpaceX CRS-4 mission in Sep. 2014. On Nov. 17th, 2014, the printer was installed into the microgravity science laboratory's glove box. Its first test will occur later in the day.
15 November 2014, 10:34 AM ET
In August 2014, ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft will rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deploy the Philae lander. See photos from the Rosetta comet probe.
14 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
Researchers have been testing out "starshade" technology, which could help astronomers find and characterize rocky, Earthlike alien worlds by blocking the overpowering light of their parent stars.
11 November 2014, 07:05 PM ET
Planetary Ventures LLC will lease Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), which is currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center, and restore the facility's historic Hangar One, a huge building that has been a Silicon Valley landmark since the 1930s.
10 November 2014, 06:03 PM ET
Sgt. Russ Marek lost an arm, leg and suffered a brain injury in Iraq in 2005. Fmr. Kennedy Space Center director Jim Kennedy talks about meeting him and the NASA technology that Marek uses to control his prosthetic arm.
10 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
To understand how deep fractures on the giant asteroid Vesta formed, scientists recreated violent cosmic impacts in a lab with a high-speed cannon.
08 November 2014, 11:22 PM ET
The aircraft industry is expecting an increase in air traffic by 2050, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But how “fundamental” will those changes be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?
08 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
NASA tested two rockets with 3D-printed injectors modeled after the rocket that could one day send humans to Mars.
01 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2014.
30 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Antares' first stage uses two AJ26 engines, which are refurbished variants of the NK-33 built by the Soviet Union for its ill-fated N-1 moon rocket during the height of the space race.
29 October 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 technology demonstator was aboard the Cygnus cargo craft destroyed by Tuesday's rocket explosion.
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
NASA should scrap its bold asteroid-capture mission idea and instead launch a comprehensive search for near-Earth asteroids to visit in their native orbits, MIT professor Richard Binzel says.
29 October 2014, 01:50 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to loft a military GPS satellite into space.
28 October 2014, 01:38 PM ET
A space-flown camera that has connections to two Mercury astronauts is heading for the auction block. The Hasselblad 500C camera includes components that were used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. manned spaceflights by Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.
28 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A full-scale lookalike of a modern satellite was purposefully destroyed in a ground test chamber. The results of the blast are meant to help scientists better grasp the effects of space collisions.
28 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's newest crewed spaceship will launch in December on a first-ever test flight that will take it thousands of miles away from Earth and through temperatures twice that of molten lava. A new NASA video takes viewers through the flight.
26 October 2014, 04:20 PM ET
China has launched its first round-trip mission to the moon with a robotic spacecraft, a mission that will pave the way for the country's planned lunar sample-return program.
24 October 2014, 03:36 PM ET
On Oct. 24, 2014, skydiver Alan Eustace set a new record for the highest near-space jump from the stratosphere as part of a feat performed with the Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team and the Paragon Space Development Corporation. See photos and video.
24 October 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet.
24 October 2014, 03:12 PM ET
A private spacesuit company and an astronaut-training organization are teaming up to give private astronauts on simulated spacewalks a more spacelike experience.
24 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Massing 37oz, with a wide 8.4° field of view and 5mm of exit pupil, these are excellent ‘grab and go’ binoculars for anything outdoors. Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody shows you the good and not-so-good features.
24 October 2014, 11:58 AM ET
Massing 27oz, with a 6.8° field of view and 7.1mm of exit pupil, these binoculars are great for young astronomers. Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody shows you the good and not-so-good features.
24 October 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Massing 35oz, with a 5.8° field of view and 7mm of exit pupil, these binoculars are fine for astronomy but can be used in daytime for other hobbies and sports. Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody shows you the good and not-so-good features.
24 October 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Massing 88oz, with a 4.4° field of view and 4.6mm of exit pupil, these optically wonderful binoculars deliver the universe at night and the sunlit world in daylight. Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody shows you the good and not-so-good features.
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
24 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.