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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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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SpaceX Taking 3D Printing to the Final Frontier
SpaceX Tests 3D-Printed Engine Part
August 21st, 2014
As SpaceX gets ready to launch astronauts into space in the coming years, the California-based company is also pushing the frontier in another field: 3D printing.
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Russian Rocket Launches European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbit
A Russian-built Soyuz rocket launches Europe's first two operational Galileo navigation system satellites into space from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellites were ultimately left in the wrong orbit, prompting an investigation into
August 24th, 2014
The launch service provider Arianespace confirmed late Friday (Aug. 22) that two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation network were released into the wrong orbit after launching aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.
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Atomic Clock Will Fly to Space Station in 2016
PHARAO Atomic Space Clock
August 21st, 2014
A new atomic clock is due for installation on the International Space Station in 2016, ushering in a new age of physics experiments probing the relationship between space and time.
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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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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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