For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International Space Station.
The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to launch a gram-scale spacecraft to a speed of v∼0.2c, capable of reaching the nearest star system, α Centauri, in about 20 years.
NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The life of an astronaut in space consists of following many step-by-step procedures.
Researchers at the University of Maryland and Michigan Technological University have operated a tiny proposed satellite ion rocket under a microscope to see how it works.
Accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers can join the adventure and challenges of space while helping the agency achieve its exploration goals through the next round of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI).
Santa Clara University's Dr. Philip Kesten visits Google to discuss the Physics of Star Trek.
A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellite
As NASA spacecraft explore deeper into space, onboard computer electronics must not only be smaller and faster, but also be prepared for extreme conditions.
Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.
It started when NASA answered a call for a tool to detect dangerous gases and chemicals with a smartphone. The result became a smartphone-linked device that can do, well, just about anything someone can build a sensor for.
Disruptive technologies have often changed the course of history, breaking the status quo and unlocking possibilities that have yet to be imagined.
This month, NASA took a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet by establishing operational Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station.
Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space.
Twenty-one robotics teams are returning to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a fifth year to compete in NASA's $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge.
Cubesats leaving the Japanese airlock ready for launch. Dove Cubesats deployment for Planet Labs constellation Flock 2.Larger image Credits: ESA/NASA
After 30-days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the HERA Mission 10 crew splashed down on the evening of Wed., June 1.
In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large.
Tim Peake: Two nanosats Another 2 Nanosats launched this morning - spot #Gibraltar down there? Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image