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SpaceX forced to delay Dragon launch to the space station

05/02/2012, Just a few a days ago, we wrote about the partially successful static fire tests of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that will propel the Dragon spacecraft to its journey to the International Space Station. So far, the latest launch date is scheduled on May...

SpaceX test fires Falcon 9 rocket for Dragron spacecraft launch

04/30/2012, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, popularly known as SpaceX, has fired all nine engines of the Falcon 9 rocket today at Cape Canaveral, Florida as part of the SpaceX’s rehearsals for the Dragron spacecraft’s second launch this coming...

Blue Origin spaceship design is good to go

04/26/2012, Blue Origin has shown off a color-coded image that depicts an analysis of computational fluid dynamics for their proposed next-generation Space Vehicle. While most of us already have headaches trying to get from point A to point B for our work and...

Space elevator a reality by 2050?

02/21/2012, We have seen how Mitsubishi’s elevators were able to hit the 60kph mark just earlier this month, but no matter how fast an elevator goes, there still is a limit to the height, right? The tallest buildings in the world might even induce vertigo in...

CleanSpace One janitor satellite set to clean our atmosphere

02/16/2012, There are approximately 16,000 pieces of debris larger than 10cm that are known to surround our planet, and there’s nothing pretty much nothing we can do about it bar sending someone up to space to clean it up. Well, it looks like that’s...

Augmented Reality system diagnoses medical problems even in space

02/10/2012, When you are in space, there are plenty of restrictions to adhere to, including not being able to eat or drink as you place, and neither can you just pee in the conventional method. Having said that, while most astronauts are supposed to be in tip top...

Stanford is building the “world’s largest” digital camera

11/11/2011, A team at the Stanford University are working on what they are calling the world’s largest digital camera, which was designed to be used to capture images of faint astronomical objects. The camera is being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope...

R2 robot sends tweets from space

08/25/2011, While Japan’s Tweeting-robot won’t be in space until 2013, NASA’s R2 robot that has recently awakened at the International Space Station has started sending us Tweets from space. It has been reported that the R2 (Robonaut 2)’s...

Cocoon Grid-It! used in NASA experiment

08/15/2011, One of the best ways to attract the attention of the public when you’re selling a product is by attaching big names to it. And that’s what Cocoon Innovations did when it got NASA to use its Grid-It! storage system in its latest series of...

AstroClip lets your iPhone photograph the cosmos

07/22/2011, We know that the iPhone 4 is one heck of a popular camera. People pull it out of their pockets to snap photographs all the time but this usually happens in social events and random situations. But what if you wanted to use your iPhone 4 to take...

Fujifilm 3D camera brought to space by the European Space Agency

04/20/2011, In an official announcement from Fujifilm UK, they have stated that the European Space Agency (ESA) has brought one of their 3D cameras into outer space to record stunning 3D movies in space as well as to capture 3D images. The camera they brought up with...