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 Deploying Cubesats From the ISS

Deploying Cubesats From the ISS

In the grasp of the Japanese robotic arm, the CubeSat deployer releases a pair of NanoRacks CubeSat miniature satellites.


 Robotic Refueling Mission Upgrade

Robotic Refueling Mission Upgrade

Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM).


 Inside NEEMO

Inside NEEMO

This is a view inside the 400 square-foot habitat housing the NEEMO 18 crew for nine days underwater off Key Largo, and it includes one of the portals that will be the crew's "eyes" to the ocean environment.


 Playing With SPHERES in Space

Playing With SPHERES in Space

The free-flying robots were equipped with stereoscopic goggles called the Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects, or VERTIGO, to enable the SPHERES to perform relative navigation based on a 3D model of a target object.


 TechDemoSat-1 Video From Orbit Captures View of Earth

TechDemoSat-1 Video From Orbit Captures View of Earth Video in Story

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in Space.


 RockOn Sounding Rocket Launches Successfully

RockOn Sounding Rocket Launches Successfully Video in Story

The RockOn Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket containing multiple student-built experiments launched successfully at 7:21 a.m. EDT on June 26, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The payload was recovered and has been returned to Wallops.


 College Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8 Flying Lab

College Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8 Flying Lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research.


 Made In Space 3D Printer Gets Green Light from NASA for Launch

Made In Space 3D Printer Gets Green Light from NASA for Launch

After passing the last NASA test, Made In Space will see its 3D printer launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in August by SpaceX as part of NASA's 4th Commercial Resupply mission (CRS-4).


 Leveraging Citizen Science and Machine Learning to Detect Interstellar Bubbles

Leveraging Citizen Science and Machine Learning to Detect Interstellar Bubbles

We present Brut, an algorithm to identify bubbles in infrared images of the Galactic midplane. Brut is based on the Random Forest algorithm, and uses bubbles identified by >35,000 citizen scientists from the Milky Way Project to discover the identifying characteristics of bubbles in images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.


 NASA Selects Projects for 2015 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

NASA Selects Projects for 2015 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected five universities to design systems, concepts and technologies to enhance capabilities for deep space missions for the 2015 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge.


 Mission Accomplished for REXUS 15 & 16 Student Experiments

Mission Accomplished for REXUS 15 & 16 Student Experiments

This year's Rocket Experiments for University Students (REXUS) campaign has been completed. Eight student experiments reached the stratosphere on two rockets. Now the hard work of analysing the results begins.


 Towards Building a Crowd-Sourced Sky Map

Towards Building a Crowd-Sourced Sky Map

We describe a system that builds a high dynamic-range and wide-angle image of the night sky by combining a large set of input images.


NASA Beams "Hello, World!" Video from Space via Laser Video in Story

NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications instrument.


HUNCH Students Create Designs to Help Astronauts Video in Story

More than 200 middle and high school students from the Peninsula and surrounding school districts in Virginia spent the last year designing projects that could make living in space a little easier for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, or ISS.


Morpheus Uses Hazard Detection System to Land in the Dark Video in Story

NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark in a May 28, 2014 free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander and Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, or ALHAT.


 Student-Built Rocket Lifts Off From the Bonneville Salt Flats

Student-Built Rocket Lifts Off From the Bonneville Salt Flats

A student-built rocket lifts off the brilliant white hardpan of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah, May 17, during the "launchfest" that concluded the 2013-14 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition.


 Students Build Carbon Nano Structures in Hypergravity

Students Build Carbon Nano Structures in Hypergravity

A Spin Your Thesis! experiment has shown that carbon nano materials are built differently under conditions of hypergravity. These results are useful for understanding the synthesis of carbon nano structures and the behaviour of gliding arc discharges.


 Reaching Across Space

Reaching Across Space

As engineer Manuel Aiple moves his gauntleted hand, the robotic hand a few metres away in ESA's telerobotics laboratory follows in sync.


Video: ISEE-3 Reboot Trajectory Around The Moon Video in Story

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


 Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women who study the sky in their spare time.



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