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Jennifer LeClaire
Shuttle Launch Countdown Continues Despite Safety Concerns
06/30/06 9:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 531 Words

... lingering concerns and objections from two top safety officials, the crew of the space shuttle Discovery continued with preparations for Saturday's planned launch. NASA reports a 60 percent chance that weather will delay the mission. The Discovery crew arrived at Kennedy Space...

Pam Baker
The Brand New Made-in-Space Frontier
03/25/16 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1375 Words

In 2014, American astronauts for the first time printed a tool -- a ratchet wrench -- using a design file sent from NASA on the ground to the 3D printer spinning about in space.

The feat was straight of visions of Star...

Quinten Plummer
Blue Origin Rockets Into Cape Canaveral
09/18/15 11:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 762 Words

Blue Origin on Tuesday announced plans to launch rockets from a Cape Canaveral launchpad, which it has leased from NASA. "The site saw its last launch in 2005, and the pad has stood silent for more than 10 years -- too long.

Rachelle Dragani
Boeing Shows Off Space Taxi's Sleek Interior
07/23/13 5:35 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 610 Words

Boeing unveiled the interior of its Crew Space Transportation-100 commercial spacecraft Monday, giving the public a first look inside the craft and offering two NASA astronauts the chance to climb inside and test it. This is an interior view of The Boeing Company's...

Katherine Noyes
2030: A Manned Mars Odyssey
12/07/12 1:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1012 Words

... by the recent success of its Mars rover Curiosity, NASA on Tuesday announced plans for a multiyear Mars program that includes launching a new robotic science rover in 2020. This computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and...

Richard Adhikari
Dark Matter Detector Poised for Magical Mystery Tour
08/27/10 12:20 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1191 Words

Workers offload the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The particle physics detector is destined to become an external module of the ISS, with the mission of searching the universe for dark matter. The detector, called the "Alpha...

Katherine Noyes
Astronauts May Cruise the Moon Without Space Suits
09/21/07 4:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 668 Words

... NASA sends astronauts back to the moon, they will likely have pressurized rovers to drive and large-capacity habitation modules to live in, NASA officials reportedly said Thursday. Speaking at the Space 2007 Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)...

Richard Adhikari
Pluto Pix Push Interest in Space Exploration
07/17/15 10:06 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 863 Words

... transmitted from 4 billion miles away by NASA's New Horizons Pluto space probe have sparked fresh interest in space exploration. New Horizons traveled more than 3 billion miles over a nine-and-a-half year stretch to reach the Pluto system.

A close-up...

Richard Adhikari
Devs Rev Up for a Weekend of Galactic Problem-Solving
04/09/15 11:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 611 Words

... than 10,000 software and hardware developers, scientists and space fans will spend this weekend huddling in rooms in 136 cities around the world to participate in NASA's fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge -- a hackathon for space wonks.


Katherine Noyes
Orion's Test Flight Triumph Fuels Mars Hopes
12/05/14 12:34 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 714 Words

PST after orbiting the Earth twice in roughly four and a half hours. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, NASA Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William Gerstenmaier, and others at Cape Canaveral, pictured above, react as they watch the Orion...

Katherine Noyes
Curiosity Begins Capturing Martian Kodak Moments
08/07/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 789 Words

... the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, NASA's most advanced Mars rover to date landed on the Red Planet at 10:32 p.m. PDT on Sunday. Dubbed "Curiosity," the one-ton, car-sized rover had been in flight for 36 weeks. Its complicated...

Mike Martin
SpaceX Falcon 9 Soars Into History Books
12/08/10 1:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 610 Words

Fleeter Feet?
Expected to retire its shuttle fleet in 2011, NASA awarded SpaceX a $1.6 billion contract to transport cargo into space.

However, why NASA selected SpaceX over other competitors, SpaceX spokesperson Kirstin Brost couldn't discern.

"You'd have...

JR Raphael
Virgin Galactic's Mothership Ready to Haul Tourist Rocket to Space
07/29/08 10:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 731 Words

"They're in the infancy of that kind of space exploration," NASA spokesperson Allard Beutel told TechNewsWorld. "The more that [they] do it, the more people that get involved, the more companies that get involved -- the prices will go down, just like...

Richard Adhikari
Alzheimer's Could Be the Trade-off for Deep-Space Pioneers
01/03/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 603 Words

This could be a concern for NASA , which is planning manned missions to Mars.

However, the findings may not have much of an impact on NASA's plans.

"Our work simply adds an additional potential health-risk factor that NASA will need...

Katherine Noyes
Rackspace's Risky Open Cloud Bet
07/20/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 778 Words

Rackspace Hosting on Monday announced the launch of OpenStack , an open source cloud platform designed to foster technology standards and cloud interoperability. NASA is collaborating on the project.

Rackspace is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files and Cloud Servers...

Mike Pearson
R2 Lands Space Station Gig
04/14/10 11:12 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 681 Words

The scene is from a NASA video, and the hands belong to a character known as "R2," or Robonaut 2 -- a startlingly humanoid looking robot currently prepping to fly to the International Space Station aboard the last scheduled space shuttle mission in...

Richard Adhikari
SpaceX's Red Dragon Could Soar Off on Mars Mission in 2018
05/03/16 8:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

The mission will gain data for NASA as part of its agreement with SpaceX.

Dragon 2 is designed to be able to land anywhere in the solar system. Red Dragon Mars mission is the first test flight. — Elon...

Katherine Noyes
littleBits Goes a Long Way
04/25/14 7:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 600 Words

... fans the world over long have dreamed of exploring the universe for themselves, but a new, 12-module kit from NASA and littleBits aims to give enthusiasts a way to bring the thrill of space exploration closer to home. The new littleBits Space...

Rachelle Dragani
New Rover to Take Up Hunt for Martian Life in 2020
07/10/13 4:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 752 Words

The unnamed 2020 mission's search for life is the "next logical step" for Martian exploration, NASA said.

The new rover's design will be based on its predecessor, Curiosity, which landed on Mars last summer and is still roaming the planet's surface. During...

Peter Suciu
3D Food Printer Could Sustain Long-Distance Space Explorers
05/22/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 806 Words

Systems and Materials Research Corporation received a US$125,000 grant from NASA to build a prototype device that prints food.

The project, led by mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, is still quite a ways from the replicator technology of Star Trek ,...

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