Incredible Technology - Space Travel and Exploration

At the center of space exploration beats a heart of incredible technological marvels and innovation that inspires scientists and engineers to reach for the stars. See some of the wildest space tech concepts here, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
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Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts
Japan Space Elevator
September 22nd, 2014
See how the International Space Elevator Consortium is working to advance space-elevator tech and science to make the future now.
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NASA Picks 4 Companies to Test Innovative Tech Near Edge of Space
Virgin Galactic Spaceship
September 10th, 2014
NASA has chosen four private companies to fly experiments high into Earth's atmosphere.
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Suit Up! Final Frontier Design Launches Space Suit Experience in NYC
Kramer in Final Frontier Design's Third Generation Spacesuit.
August 29th, 2014
Space fans can get a taste of life in space without ever leaving Earth thanks to new venture from a private spacesuit manufacturer.
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Zero-G 3D Printer Set for Launch: What Will Be Made In Space First?
Made In Space Sample 3-D Printed Parts
September 19th, 2014
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
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Boeing's New Spaceship Makes Strides Ahead of NASA Space Taxi Decision
A Boeing CST-100 spacecraft is shown near the International Space Station in this artist's rendering of the commercial manned spacecraft for astronauts.
September 9th, 2014
The private spaceflight company Boeing has been hard at work designing a capsule that could deliver NASA astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the next three years.
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What to Wear in Space: Spacesuit Chic with Final Frontier Design
Final Frontier Design's Ted Southern kneels in the third version of his firm's private spacesuit. The spacesuit maker is based in Brooklyn, New York.
August 28th, 2014
In 2009, two previously competing designers teamed up to build a spacesuit glove as part of a NASA competition. After taking home second prize and winning $100,000 for their high-tech creation, Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev decided to go into business
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DARPA Wants to Test Satellite Repair Droids in Orbit
DARPA's Proposed Phoenix Spacecraft
September 12th, 2014
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
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NASA's Robot Army of 'Swarmies' Could Explore Other Planets
Self-Driving Swarmie Robots
August 25th, 2014
NASA is developing a band of autonomous robots called "swarmies" that use radio waves to communicate with each other and may one day be used to explore the moon or Mars.
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