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 Windbots In the Skies of Jupiter

Windbots In the Skies of Jupiter

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea.


 Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Funds SETI Initiative With $100 Million

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Funds SETI Initiative With $100 Million Video in Story

Joined by an all-star cast of scientists that included Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Frank Drake, Geoff Marcy and Ann Druyan, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced that he was personally funding a series of new initiatives to kickstart the search for life in the universe called Breakthrough Initiatives.


 Student Satellite Wins Green Light for Station Deployment

Student Satellite Wins Green Light for Station Deployment

Following more than a year of intense effort channelled into a 10 cm box, the first of ESA's student satellites to be released from the International Space Station has been accepted for launch.


 Students Start Mapping Cosmic Rays and Solar Wind with LUCID

Students Start Mapping Cosmic Rays and Solar Wind with LUCID

A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space.


 Working Out in Artificial Gravity

Working Out in Artificial Gravity

Astronauts on the International Space Station have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill.


 NASA Tests Under-Ice Rover

NASA Tests Under-Ice Rover

A school of sardines fluttered by as giant leafy kelp swayed back and forth at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 22.


NASA and Microsoft Collaborate on Project Sidekick for ISS Virtual Reality Applications Video in Story

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).


 NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket With Student Experiments

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket With Student Experiments Video in Story

NASA successfully launched a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carrying student experiments with the RockOn/RockSat-C programs at 6 a.m., today.


 NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with Undersea Crew

NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with Undersea Crew

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 expedition slated to begin July 20.


 LISA Pathfinder Prepares For Final Exams

LISA Pathfinder Prepares For Final Exams

The summer is coming and that means students across Europe are sitting their final tests. ESA's LISA Pathfinder, a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for space-based gravitational wave observatories, is no different.


Robonaut 2 Receives NASA Government Invention of the Year Video in Story

If you ever visit NASA's Johnson Space Center and get to meet the Robonaut 2 prototype, be sure to shake the robot's hand, since it can do that, and congratulate it.


Hot Firing of World's First 3D-printed Platinum Thruster Chamber Video in Story

The world's first spacecraft thruster with a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing has passed its baptism of fire with a series of firings lasting more than an hour and 618 ignitions.


 Communicating with Hypersonic Vehicles in Flight

Communicating with Hypersonic Vehicles in Flight

This was not just creative license taken by a Hollywood production team. Apollo 13's communication blackout was more than a minute longer than expected, which added to the suspense, but even routine communications blackouts can create moments of anxiety, as there is no way to know or control the location and state of the spacecraft from the ground.


 NASA's First Interplanetary CubeSats Will Go to Mars

NASA's First Interplanetary CubeSats Will Go to Mars

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars a stationary lander in 2016 the flight will include two CubeSats.


 The Intrinsic Beauty of Large Solar Panels in Space

The Intrinsic Beauty of Large Solar Panels in Space

Samantha Cristoforetti: The elegant beauty of our solar panels. Still fascinated by the elegant beauty of our solar panels. #OurOutpostInSpace


 LightSail Unfurls Its Sail

LightSail Unfurls Its Sail

The Planetary Society's LightSail test mission successfully completed its primary objective of deploying a solar sail in low-Earth orbit, mission managers said today.


 LDSD Completes Second Experimental Test Flight

LDSD Completes Second Experimental Test Flight Video in Story

Engineers are poring over the data following the second experimental landing technology test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.


 Video: NASA Cube Satellites - Solid Conference 2015

Video: NASA Cube Satellites - Solid Conference 2015 Video in Story

O'Reilly is hosting the Solid Conference between June 23-25 in San Francisco. It's an opportunity to see the future of the Internet of Things. An example is discussed here with CubeSats as the focus.


 NASA Selects Projects for X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

NASA Selects Projects for X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

NASA is working with eight U.S. universities on new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency's journey to Mars, as part of the 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge.


 Engaging Citizen Scientists with GPM Observatory

Engaging Citizen Scientists with GPM Observatory

Every morning at seven, Andrew Welch wakes up, cooks breakfast and checks the rain gauge sitting on a five-foot post in his backyard. He writes down the measurement, sends his kid off to school and then heads out to his workplace as a structural engineer.



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