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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'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future
In "Tomorrowland," Walt Disney's vision of the future gets a 21st-century overhaul from the minds of Brad Bird and George Clooney.
May 22nd, 2015
The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'
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Best Space Stories of the Week — May 17, 2015
ISS bathroom
May 17th, 2015
A Russian cargo craft may have failed due to a problem with the rocket that launched it into space, and an astronaut explains how to "go" in space. Here are Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet
MARSDROP Mission Concept
May 18th, 2015
An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never could reach before, scientists say.
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Bill Nye Launches Kickstarter to Push Solar Sailing Cubesat to Space
Bill Nye Shows LightSail Material
May 13th, 2015
Bill Nye (The Science Guy) wants you to be a part — and get a part — of a "revolutionary solar sailing spacecraft." The leader of The Planetary Society has started crowdfunding for LightSail, a citizen-funded flight by light.
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NASA Funds 'Squid Rover,' 14 Other Far-Out Space Tech Ideas
'Squid Rover' for Europa Exploration
May 11th, 2015
The new ideas funded by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program include a squid-like amphibious rover that could explore icy, ocean-harboring moons such as the Jupiter satellite Europa.
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Is NASA Moving Toward a Hyperspace Drive?
Star Wars 'Jump to Light Speed'
May 4th, 2015
NASA has successfully tested electromagnetic propulsion in a hard vacuum for the first time.
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Venus Plane Pushed for Next NASA Next Frontiers Mission
Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform
May 12th, 2015
An inflatable drone could cruise the sulfurous skies of Venus next decade if Northrop Gruman can sell NASA on the mission.
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Inside the US Air Force's Next X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission
The U.S. Air Force's fourth X-37B space plane mission, the Orbital Test Vehicle 4 flight, will launch on a secret mission on May 20, 2015. An unmanned Atlas V rocket will launch the space plane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
May 8th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office is scheduled to launch the fourth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) in May 2015.
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