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First iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’

May 10, 2019

These are the journeys of the “StarChip Wafersize.” UC Santa Barbara students sent up, via balloon, a prototype…
Four NASA-Sponsored Experiments Set to Launch on Virgin Galactic Spacecraft

December 13, 2018

A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo will separate…
Human Rated Spacecraft 3D Printing Process Animation Competition

August 2, 2018

The thermal protection and passive thermal system Technical Discipline Leads (TDL) at the Johnson Space Center are in…
Here’s one way to get to Mars, according to this UVA student and NASA intern

July 4, 2018

What did you do this summer?” For most students, planning a mission to Mars is not on the…
Invention May Give Spacecraft Improved Damage Report

March 26, 2017

There are few ways for astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged,…
COBALT Flight Demonstrations Fuse Technologies to Gain Precision Landing Results

March 20, 2017

Many regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps…
Lexus Skyjet – company’s first spacecraft for the 28th century

November 13, 2016

Japanese executive car manufacturer Lexus has been known for its edgy design and innovations. Probably the most impressive…
NASA’s Tool for Calculating Orbital Trajectories Now Aids in Spacecraft Design

October 27, 2016

A NASA-developed tool that private industry and other agency centers now use to plot a mission’s path to…
On the Road to Finding Other Earths

April 30, 2016

Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own “blue marble” of a planet. NASA’s Kepler…
Humans on Mars: new thruster a serious contender to get there

February 20, 2016

The spacecraft engine that will help take humans to Mars may be based on a University of Michigan…
New command for Philae

January 8, 2016

The last clear sign of life was received from Philae, the Rosetta mission’s comet lander, on 9 July…
‘Star Wars’ Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

December 16, 2015

Engineers behind the Death Star infamously slapped a series of “thermal exhaust ports” — glorified holes — across…
OSIRIS-REx Craft Completes Assembly Stage

October 23, 2015

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has begun environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver. OSIRIS-REx, led by…
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Begins Environmental Testing

October 22, 2015

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space…
NASA’s MMS Spacecraft Achieve Tightest Flying Formation Ever

October 19, 2015

On Oct. 15, 2015, a NASA mission broke its own record: the four satellites of its Magnetospheric Multiscale…
NASA-funded research explores ways to beat the heat in outer space

October 12, 2015

Outer space is a place of temperature extremes, so astronauts and scientists rely on sophisticated temperature control systems…
Space for safer cars

September 26, 2015

A spacecraft tool is now improving car safety by stress-testing many of the internal computer systems to be…
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to space station

September 3, 2015

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov were launched into space this morning at 04:38…
High-tech hardware supporting biomedical experiments launches to space station

June 29, 2015

A University of Colorado Boulder space center will fly high-tech hardware on the commercial SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launching…
Roadmap to the Stars

June 25, 2015

A laser-powered wafer-thin spacecraft capable of reaching Alpha Centauri in 20 years may sound like the stuff of…
How Long Will Our Spacecraft Survive?

May 25, 2015

There are many hazards out there, eager to disrupt and dismantle the mighty machines we send out into…
Space Image: Asteroid Impact Mission spacecraft

May 23, 2015

ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission, being studied for a 2022 arrival at the Didymos double asteroid, involves not just…
Boeing Uses NASA’s Langley Expertise to Ensure Astronaut Safety

April 15, 2015

Whether testing a model of the Boeing CST-100 capsule in a wind tunnel or dropping it in water,…
NASA Selects Proposals for Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Journey to Mars and Beyond

April 8, 2015

NASA has selected three proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures.…
OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Milestone

April 3, 2015

The start of flight system assembly gets underway for the UA-led mission to return samples from an asteroid…
New NASA mission with DTU star cameras

March 10, 2015

In March, the American space agency NASA will be launching four new spacecraft—each fitted with four star cameras…
SpaceX Dragon Captured at Station Loaded with Critical Supplies and Science

January 12, 2015

The commercial SpaceX cargo Dragon loaded with over 2.6 tons of critically needed supplies and science experiments was…
Team develops solar observatory for use on suborbital manned space missions

December 12, 2014

Southwest Research Institute’s electric vehicle aggregation system allows electric delivery truck fleet owners to make money by using…
CU-Boulder instrument on New Horizons readies for encounter with Pluto, Kuiper Belt

December 5, 2014

When NASA’s napping New Horizon’s spacecraft awakens later this week in preparation for its July 2015 encounter with…
We must keep exploring space to answer the big questions humanity faces

October 13, 2014

Sputnik 1. vitazheltyakov, CC BY-NC-ND   Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik 1 became the world’s…
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