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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Russia Reignites Its Rocket Industry with New Angara Booster
A Russian-built Angara medium-lift rocket launches on its maiden test flight from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on July 9. 2014.
August 19th, 2014
Russia's recent maiden launch of its new Angara rocket is a harbinger of bigger boosters to come. The successful test flight also marked the country's first new launch vehicle to be built from scratch since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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'Orbiting Rainbows' and 4 Other Wild Space Tech Ideas Win NASA Funding
Proposed Hybrid Spacecraft/Rover System
August 8th, 2014
NASA has selected its latest batch of high-tech ideas for the future of space exploration, with the agency funding five bold concepts that range from an innovative asteroid-mapper to a colossal "orbiting rainbow" that could see objects in ultradeep space.
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NASA's Next Mars Rover to Collect Martian Samples, Carry Lasers
Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program, discusses the science instruments that will ride on the agency's next huge rover on the Mars 2020 mission during a press conference on July 31, 2014 at NASA headquarters in Washington.
July 31st, 2014
NASA's next big Mars rover launching in 2020 will be packed to the brim with high-tech instruments, including twin lasers, a water-hunting radar and a new drill to collect samples of Mars. See the seven science instruments on NASA's Mars rover 2020.
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NASA Is Building the World's First 3D-Printed Space Cameras
Cubesat with 3D Printed Parts
August 8th, 2014
NASA is already working on 3D printing rocket parts, a pizza maker and Hubble Space Telescope photos, but by the end of next month, a NASA engineer is expected to finish building the first space cameras made almost entirely out of 3D printed parts.
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NASA Eyes Robotic Space Gas Stations for Satellites
The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test
July 29th, 2014
NASA wants to create a robotic gas station in space. While that might call to mind visions of interstellar starships, the unmanned depot won't actually be used to refuel rockets leading to the outer solar system or other worlds; instead, it will be design
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Apollo 11's Vintage Tech: The Most Amazing Moon Landing Innovations
Apollo 11's Saturn V 1969
July 24th, 2014
While the Apollo 11 landing was on the cutting-edge of technology in 1969, today it's a demonstration of how much could be accomplished with so little.
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Watch NASA's 'Flying Saucer' for Mars Go Supersonic in Amazing Video
LDSD Vehicle's Onboard Motor
August 8th, 2014
An amazing new video from NASA shows viewers the ups and downs of the first test of a system that could one day help the space agency land huge spacecraft on Mars or other planets.
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Urthecast to Add More Earth-Watching HD Cameras to Space Station
Venezuela Seen by Urthecast Camera
July 29th, 2014
A company plans to place two new cameras on the outside of the International Space Station in a bid to provide more live views of Earth from space.
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