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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Blast Off! NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches
A screenshot from NASA's LSP Activity Book, a mobile app and online coloring book to spark interest about rocket launches in kids. The app was created by NASA's Launch Services Program.
September 26th, 2014
NASA has developed apps that can track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt for comets, but its latest app is an educational project for kids all about rocket launches.
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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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NASA Challenges Public to Design Piece of Mars Spacecraft
NASA wants makers of the world to dream up part of a Mars probe under its Mars Balance Mass Challenge. Ideas are due by Nov. 21.
September 23rd, 2014
NASA announced a new contest called the Mars Balance Mass Challenge, inviting the public to submit design ideas for dual-purpose spacecraft weight balances for a future Mars mission.
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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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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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