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 Great Moonbuggy Race Winners

Great Moonbuggy Race Winners

NASA today declared the winners of the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 11-12 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Student racers from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno, Nev., claimed first place in the high school division; the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Team 2 won the top prize in the college division.


 Help Rescue The ISEE-3 Spacecraft And Put It Back to Work

Help Rescue The ISEE-3 Spacecraft And Put It Back to Work

ISEE-3 Reboot Project (IRP): Our plan is simple: we intend to contact the ISEE-3 (International Sun-Earth Explorer) spacecraft, command it to fire its engine and enter an orbit near Earth, and then resume its original mission - a mission it began in 1978.


 Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSats

Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSats

A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA.


 2014 Spin Your Thesis! and Drop Your Thesis!

2014 Spin Your Thesis! and Drop Your Thesis!

Five student teams have been selected for the 2014 Spin Your Thesis! and Drop Your Thesis! programmes. These unique opportunities allow students to run their experiments in world-class gravitational facilities.


NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog Video in Story

If two is company and three is a crowd, what is four - especially when you are living and working in close quarters and under stress for several days?


 NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope

NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope

The view back in time--way back to the origins of the universe--just got clearer. Much clearer.


Robonaut Legs Headed for International Space Station Video in Story

NASA's built and is sending a set of high-tech legs up to the International Space Station for Robonaut 2 (R2), the station's robotic crewmember.


 NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Technologies

NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Technologies

NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer - a type of propellant - into the tanks of satellites in space today.


 Inspiring the next generation of space medicine experts

Inspiring the next generation of space medicine experts

Once a year, Europe's experts in space medicine and astronaut medical support share their knowledge with future space medicine professionals during a week-long workshop at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.


More CubeSats Deployed From ISS Video in Story

The deployment of miniature satellites from the International Space Station continued Thursday.


 28 Cubesats Launched From The Space Station

28 Cubesats Launched From The Space Station

A new fleet of 28 small satellites, called Flock 1, may help provide a perspective of Earth to people like never before.


Rocket Sled Parachute Design Verification Video in Story

A prototype Mars parachute is pulled from the sky with a rocket sled.


 Robots and Humans to Study Impact Sites and Volcanoes

Robots and Humans to Study Impact Sites and Volcanoes

One day, human activity will extend across the solar system. Scientists believe this will expand our understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.


 NASA Has Made Contact with Firefly Cubesat

NASA Has Made Contact with Firefly Cubesat

A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 7:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 6, 2014.


Abigaille, The Wall-crawler Robot Video in Story

Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft.


 European Students: Spin or Drop Your Thesis

European Students: Spin or Drop Your Thesis

Are you a university student who dreams of using a world-class gravitational facility for experiments? If yes then ESA's Education Office wants to hear from you.


 RAVAN Cubesat Will Help Solve an Earth Science Mystery

RAVAN Cubesat Will Help Solve an Earth Science Mystery

A new, low-cost cubesat mission will demonstrate technology needed to measure the absolute imbalance in the Earth's radiation budget for the first time.


Morpheus Lander Makes First Free Flight Test Video in Story

The first free flight of a Morpheus prototype lander was conducted Dec. 10, 2013, at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.


 Legs For Robotnaut 2

Legs For Robotnaut 2

NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics.


DARPA Space Surveillance Telescope Ready for Delivery Video in Story

As satellites become more common, they face growing risk of colliding with space debris and even each other.



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