SSL and NASA move closer to creating a service spacecraft for LEO satellites

Satellite provider Space Systems Loral (SSL) and NASA have completed a key step towards building a spacecraft that can service satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), potentially extending their useful l

NASA puts $14M in funding towards soft robots, flash lidar and other research projects

NASA has announced the latest beneficiaries of its Small Business Technology Transfer program, which solicits and funds small-scale research projects outside the agency but relevant to its interests.

NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the Concord

NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule

NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which is aiming

In NASA speech, Mike Pence shoots for the Moon (and Mars)

Taking a break from touching pieces of sophisticated technology labeled “do not touch” in a Kennedy Center clean room, Vice President Mike Pence made a speech to NASA yesterday that furthe

NASA picks 3 research teams to lay the groundwork for an autonomous future

NASA has greenlighted three of its teams of researchers to perform feasibility studies on projects that could pave the way for autonomous drones and self-driving cars to operate safely and effectively

Made In Space reveals the Archinaut, a robot-operated factory in the sky

Made In Space is known as the company behind the 3D printers on board the International Space Station. Astronauts have used the startup’s Additive Manufacturing Facility to churn out everything from

Cassini successfully dives between Saturn and its rings

The veteran Cassini spacecraft has pulled off an impressive high speed manoeuvre: passing between the narrow gap between Saturn's upper atmosphere and the planet's rings, traveling at speeds of around

How to watch the first 4K live stream from space at 1:30 PM ET

Space deserves the highest resolution available. Even if all you’re broadcasting is a tabletop inside the International Space Station – it’s a work surface in space, it deserves special

NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

NASA held a press conference on Thursday to reveal some exciting new discoveries about ocean worlds within our solar system: It has found evidence that suggest a type of chemical energy that can suppo

NASA and Amazon will stream from space in 4K for the first time on April 26

You might have a 4K television or display, but what content is really worthy of that kind of resolution? Sports? Pfft. Netflix shows? Ha. But how about space? According to people who’ve been the

NASA to reveal new findings around ocean worlds beyond Earth this week

NASA will hold a press conference on Thursday, starting at 2 PM ET, at which it will discuss new discoveries related to ocean worlds found within our solar system. The fresh findings come from the Ca

Stellar echoes, Venusian automatons and more gain NASA moonshot funding

NASA has announced the recipients of its most recent round of highly experimental projects it deems promising enough to fund. These NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts aren't guaranteed to go all the wa

NASA tests robotic tools to crack the surface of icy moons

While the Mars rovers are searching the red planet for water over the next decade, there are whole moons full of the stuff just waiting for us to come visit. At least, that's the theory. But missions

NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video

Do you like space? Do you like looking at it, wishing you were there instead of here, perhaps? Well NASA just did something that will make your day. The U.S. space agency launched a new web-based sear

NASA is using a mixed reality space station to train astronauts

NASA has always embraced emerging technology for visualization, even if that tech was seemingly developed for frivolous entertainment. We recently covered its holographic Mars exhibit, and the man

NASA’s pop-up robot can tackle tight spots where rovers can’t reach

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER, or Pop-Up Flat Folding Robot. The design of the robot is inspired by origami, a

Crunch Report | Uber’s President Leaves Company

Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, leaves the company, Y Combinator launches a vertical for AI startups, according to Bloomberg, Apple assembles a team to work on new augmented reality device and Spac

SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars

SpaceX is already thinking about when its spacecraft will first touch down on the surface of Mars -- either good planning or wishful thinking, depending on your perspective -- working with NASA to ID

In a Massachusetts warehouse, NASA’s Valkyrie robot helps lay the groundwork for Mars settlements

NASA’s Valkyrie (R5) robot will never slip the surly bonds of Earth. The humanoid space robot is destined to spend the rest of its days on terra firma with the rest of us. But like Robonaut before i
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