NASA is developing the Mini AERCam free-flying robotic inspection vehicle for remote viewing and inspection on future human spaceflight missions.
According to a new paper by researchers Roman Buniy and Stephen Hsu, traversable wormholes and time machines cannot be both stable and predictable.
In an unusual act of generosity, the Soviet space program has been showering valuable metal scraps on the villages surrounding the Plesetsk Cosmodrome for more than forty years.
An asteroid belt may have been found surrounding a star much like our own Sun, according to Dr. Charles Beichman of CIT. His team used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to make the discovery.
A tetrahedral walker, or TETWalker robot, was demonstrated recently at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Gregory Benford, professor of physics at UC Irvine (and noted science fiction author) believes that a spacecraft powered by a special kind of solar sail could reach Mars in just one month.
Scientists and science fiction athors have been thinking about emergency rescues in space for almost as long as they have thought about voyages in space.
With a diameter of at least 450,000 kilometers, the coma of Comet Machholz is at least three times wider than the planet Jupiter.
Using a $100,000 NASA grant, Peter Ling of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has created a robotic tomato harvester to keep astronauts on task.
The secret of RoboCoaster G2 -- it's the only industrial-grade robot available as an amusement park ride, and it now travels on a track that can be made to any configuration.
SMART-1, the European Space Agency craft currently in orbit around the moon, makes use of a technology that was pure science fiction until the 1960s - the ion drive.