NASA Hack Space: December 2013

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.

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.

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

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

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

As the need for higher-resolution orbital imagery expands, glass mirrors are fast approaching the point where they will be too large, heavy and costly for even the largest of today's rockets to carry to orbit.

PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.

The combination of globally distributed computing power and innovative analysis methods proves to be a recipe for success in the search for new pulsars.