Aerospace

Engineers and scientists from the European Space Agency tested a rover that might one day be used to explore lunar caves in an inhospitable spot as similar to...
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10:33am
11.21.2017
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of...
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
3:06pm
11.20.2017
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NASA has created a gallery of tire designs for space rovers over the years. From Russian plans for a moon rover in 1973 to shape memory alloys which could be...
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10:02am
11.20.2017
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California successfully tested a parachute that opens at supersonic speeds on Tuesday. Launched on board a Black...
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3:58pm
11.16.2017
The Arkyd-6 satellite is part of a program that may one day detect water in deep space. Built by the commercial group Planetary Resources, the satellite will...
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9:26am
11.14.2017
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Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spacecraft underwent a successful free-flight test on November 11, 2017 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards...
by Leslie Williams, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
2:11pm
11.13.2017
Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal...
by Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
9:45am
11.13.2017
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Is this a “tipping point” for commercial aviation? Jim Heidman, manager of NASA’s Advanced Air Transport Technology Project (AATT), says so. On Tuesday, NASA’s...
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10:21am
11.9.2017
Commuters of the future could get some relief from congested roads if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. The ride-hailing service unveiled Wednesday an...
by Barry Hatton, Associated Press
1:52pm
11.8.2017
Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won’t be able to carry all of the materials with...
by Molly Porter, NASA
1:41pm
11.8.2017
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The Mars 2020 mission rover will have 23 cameras, compared to the Curiosity rover’s 17, the better to see the Red Planet and the next rover’s own landing....
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10:27am
11.1.2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels,...
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
3:39pm
10.31.2017
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About 1 million miles away from the nearest eye surgeon, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be able to perfect its own vision while in orbit. Though the...
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
4:11pm
10.26.2017
W. L. Gore and Associates GMBH (Gore) will be showcasing its catalog of qualified GORE Space Cables and Assemblies engineered to perform without failure in...
9:35am
10.25.2017
Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died....
by Bob Christie, Associated Press
3:00pm
10.24.2017
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The European Space Agency’s Galileo satellites continue to upgrade Europe’s satellite navigation system. On Oct. 17 two satellites landed at the European...
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10:13am
10.24.2017
With SpaceX ensconced in NASA’s commercial crew work, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been something of an underdog in the modern-day race to commercialize space...
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10:07am
10.23.2017
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A new challenger has stepped into the commercial aerospace fight. Relativity Space, a Los Angeles-based company founded by two former Blue Origin engineers,...
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10:26am
10.19.2017
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and...
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
1:17pm
10.13.2017
The European Space Agency launched the first Copernicus mission satellite, Sentinel-5P, on Oct. 13 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. The satellite was...
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10:09am
10.13.2017
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NASA’s enormous Space Launch System rockets may be a white elephant gift or a gateway to the stars. The four structures that make up the core stage have now...
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10:28am
10.12.2017
Spacewalking astronauts hustled through a lube job and camera swaps outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, their second trip outside in less than...
by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer
8:51am
10.11.2017
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Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to repair a grappling mechanism used to dock approaching crew or cargo ships. Randy...
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10:35am
10.6.2017
“Rules of the road”—widely accepted norms of safety-related behavior based on common understanding—have existed in various forms over the centuries, and have...
by DARPA
2:10pm
10.4.2017
On the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and his fellow crew members have planted three different kinds of lettuce for an experimental...
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10:18am
10.4.2017
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On Sept. 18, two Galileo satellites arrived in French Guiana in preparation for a launch at the end of 2017. Galileo 19 and 20 were carried by a Boeing 747...
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10:45am
10.3.2017
NASA's New Horizons mission revolutionized our knowledge of Pluto when it flew past that distant world in July 2015. Among its many discoveries were images of...
by NASA
9:14am
10.2.2017
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Elon Musk made headlines last week by detailing his plans to put a functioning settler colony on Mars by 2024. On Friday, SpaceX livestreamed a 40-minute talk...
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10:47am
9.29.2017
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining...
by NASA
9:26am
9.29.2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a small satellite the size of a shoebox, designed to study asteroids close to Earth, performed a full-scale solar sail...
by NASA
9:25am
9.27.2017
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