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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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Europe's 1st Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Headed for Space
Portable On-Board 3D Printer
January 30th, 2015
Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages.
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Walking on Mars: NASA, Microsoft Explore Red Planet with Wearable HoloLens
OnSight Holographic Planning Tool
January 23rd, 2015
NASA is planning to do science operations with the Curiosity rover using software co-developed with Microsoft for its new wearable technology, the HoloLens.
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Outside the Spacecraft: Smithsonian Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalks
50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity Smithsonian
January 8th, 2015
A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum invites the public to stroll through half a century of spacewalks. "Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity" presents artifacts that relate the continuing story of EVA.
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SpaceX's Reusable Mega-Rocket Plan Is Simply Amazing (Video)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Heavy Rocket Animation Still
January 28th, 2015
An amazing new video from SpaceX shows the spaceflight company's incredible plans for a reusable mega-rocket.
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Missile Warning Satellites to Be Early Subject of USAF Reform Initiative
An artist's illustration of a the U.S. military's  Space Based Infrared System missile defense satellite in orbit.
January 20th, 2015
SBIRS will be among the first programs subjected to an acquisition reform initiative that will help find favorable trade-offs between cost and capability.
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High-Tech Airships Could Be NASA's Next Challenge
High-Altitude Airship Concept
December 31st, 2014
NASA has proposed a new citizen science challenge called the 20-20-20 Airship Challenge that calls for high-altitude and long-duration airship designs.
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'Thunderwear' Skivvies Inspired by Spacesuit Tech Beat the Heat
Thunderwear is a heat-resistant undergarment developed by the Swedish company Björn Borg to protect workers against burns in steel mills.
December 23rd, 2014
A new type of 'Thunderwear' underwear aims to protect workers (such as welders) from sparks generated as they do their jobs. The heat-resistant material was developed as part of a space technology transfer program at the European Space Agency.
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Space.com Invites Submissions for Best of Toy Fair 2015 Awards
Crayola's Shadow Fx Color Projector
January 26th, 2015
Space.com, the premier destination for innovation, technology, entertainment, astronomy and space news, is now accepting submissions for the Space.com Space Age Awards at Toy Fair 2015 in February.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk Says Rocket Landing Test Ran Out of Hydraulic Fluid
SpaceX CRS-5 Liftoff
January 12th, 2015
Engineers with the private spaceflight company SpaceX are still trying to piece together what went wrong with a reusable rocket test Saturday, but the company's founder Elon Musk thinks there's a better chance of succeeding during a future test.
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How to 3D Print a Space Station Wrench Emailed to Orbit
International Space Station commander Butch Wilmore shows off the ratchet wrench made with Made In Space's 3D printer on the station. The same wrench can now be printed at home.
December 29th, 2014
The first-ever hand tool to be emailed up to the International Space Station can now be downloaded to anywhere on Earth.
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