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NASA Hack Space: June 2016



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.