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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Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight
Orion back in Florida
December 19th, 2014
NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — is back in Florida after more than a week in transit.
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Private MoonMail Project Will Launch Your Stuff to the Lunar Frontier
Griffin Lander by Astrobotic
December 11th, 2014
What would you send to the moon? A precious family heirloom? A lock of hair? For a price, you could send a small object of your choosing to the lunar surface.
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First Hasselblad Camera Flown in Space Up for Auction
First Hasselblad Camera in Space
October 28th, 2014
A space-flown camera that has connections to two Mercury astronauts is heading for the auction block. The Hasselblad 500C camera includes components that were used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. manned spaceflights by Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.
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New Omega Skywalker X-33 Space Watch Features Astronaut's Invention
Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Watch
December 15th, 2014
A European astronaut's idea for improving the wristwatches worn in space has become the basis for a new version of the timepiece first used on the moon. ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy's clockwork is in Omega's new Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.
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Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
November 18th, 2014
A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.
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Mock Satellite Destroyed to Study Space Junk Collisions
DebriSat
October 28th, 2014
A full-scale lookalike of a modern satellite was purposefully destroyed in a ground test chamber. The results of the blast are meant to help scientists better grasp the effects of space collisions.
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NASA Launches Student Contest for 3D-Printed Astronaut Tools
Made in Space's 3D printer
October 2nd, 2014
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
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Space Station Laser Link Blasts Broadband from Orbit
OPALS on International Space Station
December 12th, 2014
A new laser link with the International Space Station could do what optical fiber has done for internet access on Earth -- by turning orbital communications from painfully slow dial-up to blazing-fast broadband.
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NASA's Most Complex 3D-Printed Rocket Part Yet Passes Test (Video)
Rockets with 3D-Printed Injectors
November 8th, 2014
NASA tested two rockets with 3D-printed injectors modeled after the rocket that could one day send humans to Mars.
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Folding Origami Solar Panels Could Be Headed to Space (Video)
BYU Student Unfolds Solar Panel
October 20th, 2014
NASA engineers, researchers from Brigham Young University and origami expert Robert Lang are developing origami-inspired solar panel arrays that fold and unfold.
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