08/28/2013, NASA yesterday switched its Mars rover Curiosity to its autonomous navigation system. For over a year now the agency’s engineers have been driving the rover on Mars, now the rover is capable of driving itself. Switching to the autonomous navigation system will allow the rover to cover more ground, it will map out the safest driving path to its destination on its own by analyzing images taken during its drive. The […]
08/12/2013, NASA has been testing 3D printing in space, and this is an interesting development because this could eventually lead to having the space agency “print” a number of replacement parts. Clearly, when you are in the space station, getting parts shipped to you is more than problematic since a launch to space can cost half a billion dollars.
08/06/2013, It’s been one year since the Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the mysterious red planet, and since then, has taught us more about the planet than we ever could have imagined. Unfortunately for Mars Curiosity, there’s no way to shoot a birthday cake over to him that wouldn’t result in it becoming a big, gooey mess, so the next best thing is for the rover to sing “Happy Birthday” to […]
06/20/2013, The Curiosity Rover on Mars has beamed back billion pixel shots of the Red Planet's landscape.
06/18/2013, NASA has recruited 8 people for future deep space exploration project.
06/14/2013, Xbox One developers and NASA are working together to simulate 35,000 light years of space.
06/09/2013, NASA's Opportunity rover has analyzed a rock and determined that neutral water, suitable for drinking, once flowed through that rock in the very early days of Mars.
06/04/2013, NASA developed a thermal tile that is such a bad conducent, you can literally touch a 2,200 degree cube.
06/03/2013, Future spacesuits could come with built-in stabilizers to help astronauts stabilize themselves on their spacewalks.
05/21/2013, 3D printed food is currently being researched by NASA
05/19/2013, This is a record that is 9 years in the making – after a whopping 9 years of roving around, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has finally breached the previous limit that was set 40 years ago where extraterrestrial travels on the ground is concerned. Last Thursday marked the moment when the tenacious six-wheeled robot drove 80 meters (263 feet), which so happened to increase the total distance traveled on […]
05/16/2013, Just in case you think that the earth is extremely dirty and sick, and is in serious need of a clean up, wait until you see the amount of debris as well as junk in space. NASA is thinking of cleaning up their act – which is good, especially since you might incur the wrath of other life forms who see humans as nothing but a polluting species to be […]
05/13/2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is certainly something, especially when he is now deemed to be the first galactic superstar (move over, Lynn Minmay – the real deal is now here) after rolling out a cover version of “Space Oddity” from David Bowie. This happened as Chris Hadfield celebrated his last day aboard the International Space Station, having spent a good five months there and detailing his experience via Twitter photographs […]
04/30/2013, NASA’s space shuttle fleet was retired back in 2011 and since then the agency has not launched any U.S. astronauts in space on its own. It has entered in to an agreement with Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, to let U.S. astronauts ride on their Soyuz spacecraft for missions to the International Space Station and back. NASA initiated the Commercial Crew Program, a public-private partnership, three years ago to make sure that […]