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1st Zero-G Espresso Machine Headed for Space Station
ISSpresso, the world's first zero-gravity espresso machine, launched toward the International Space Station on a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship on April 14, 2015.
April 16th, 2015
The International Space Station is about receive perhaps its most important upgrade to date: a microgravity espresso maker!
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Best Space Stories of the Week – April 12, 2015
Skywatcher Joe Wiggins snapped this photo of the April 4 total lunar eclipse from his front yard on a cold, cloudless morning in Centennial, Colorado.
April 12th, 2015
A total lunar eclipse wowed skywatchers and two private spaceflight companies tackled big challenges. These, and more, are Space.com's picks for the best space stories for the week of April 12.
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Space Apps Challenge Lets Nonscientists Solve Real-World Problems
International Space Apps Challenge
April 3rd, 2015
The fourth-annual International Space Apps Challenge takes place worldwide April 10 to 12, and calls on citizen scientists to come up with creative ways to use data to solve global problems.
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Made In Space Launches 'Space-Grade' 3D Printing Material for Sale
Made in Space 3D Plastic Filament
April 16th, 2015
They made the first 3D printer to be used in space possible. They made the files used to 3D print their tools in space available. Now, Made In Space is making the material used to 3D print in space for sale.
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IceMole Drill Built to Explore Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Passes Glacier Test
The IceMole drill prototype melts into the Blood Falls glacier in Anarctica during a test of technology for a mission to explore Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The drill collected an uncontaminated water sample from inside the glacier.
April 7th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have broken through the icy crust of a glacier and extracted an uncontaminated sample of water that has been trapped beneath the ice for millions of years.
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NASA Funds 12 Deep-Space Exploration Technologies
This artist's illustration shows NASA's Orion capsule near the far side of the moon.
April 2nd, 2015
The awards set up NASA partnerships with 10 aerospace companies and one public university to develop tech in three different areas: advanced electric propulsion, human habitation and small satellites.
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Far Out! This Vintage NASA 'Spacemobile' Poster Has Us Wanting More
'Spacemobile' Advertisement from 1965
March 6th, 2015
In a blast from the space-age past, the National Archives released an awesomely retro 1965 advertisement for NASA's traveling outreach program, the Spacemobile.
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'Behold Vulcan': Next-Generation Rocket Unveiled by United Launch Alliance
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has revealed the Vulcan rocket, its next-generation launch vehicle system.
April 14th, 2015
United Launch Alliance (ULA), the company behind the Atlas and Delta rockets, unveiled Vulcan, its new launch vehicle system. The Vulcan rocket features new engines and a plan for reuse that involves mid-air recovery.
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Incredible Technology: Spiderlike Robots Could Build Giant Space Structures
Tethers Unlimited envisions using spider-like robots (seen here in an artist's concept) to assemble huge structures in space.
April 6th, 2015
A company called Tethers Unlimited is developing an in-space manufacturing system called "SpiderFab," which would use arachnidlike robots to put together large objects in orbit or beyond.
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How a Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass Could Be Space Hospitality's Future
Zero-Gravity Cocktail Glass
April 2nd, 2015
While so many space companies are focused on building rockets and spacecraft, could there room for a little style in orbit?
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