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 Dealing With Space Debris

Dealing With Space Debris Video in Story

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe's largest-ever conference on space debris.


 New Method for 3-D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials

New Method for 3-D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials

When humans begin to colonize the moon and Mars, they will need to be able to make everything from small tools to large buildings using the limited surrounding resources.


European Astro Pi Challenge Winners Announced Video in Story

ESA and its partners are happy to announce that 45 teams will soon have the unique opportunity to have their own experiments running in space after winning the first European Astro Pi Challenge.


 Futuristic Clock Prepared for Space

Futuristic Clock Prepared for Space

No one keeps time quite like NASA. Last month, the space agency's next-generation atomic clock was joined to the spacecraft that will take it into orbit in late 2017.


NASA's Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot Video in Story

The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit


 Preparing The Advanced Plant Habitat For Space Flight

Preparing The Advanced Plant Habitat For Space Flight

Inside a laboratory at the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, scientists prepare Apogee wheat seeds for the science carrier, or base, of the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH).


NASA Releases Software Catalog For Free Public Access Video in Story

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees.


 NASA Announces Eighth Class of Candidates for Launch of CubeSat Space Missions

NASA Announces Eighth Class of Candidates for Launch of CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 34 small satellites from 19 states and the District of Columbia to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard missions planned to launch in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


 'Backyard Worlds' Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

'Backyard Worlds' Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.


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NASA's "Space Poop" HeroX Challenge Breaks Crowdsourcing Competition Records

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, today announced three winners of the widely publicized Space Poop Challenge.


 Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Bursts

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious.


Fly Your Satellite! Video in Story

A new opportunity or university teams to participate in ESA's Fly Your Satellite! programme is now available. The call for proposals is open until 5 March 2017 23:59 CEST. For more information please visit the FYS! website.


ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang Will Teach Online Course on Human Spaceflight Video in Story

Christer Fuglesang, a veteran of five spacewalks and a professor of particle physics, will present a five-week online course on human spaceflight beginning on 23 January.


 Monster Cameras on the International Space Station

Monster Cameras on the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet: Lots of cameras in the Russian segment! They also have fantastic windows looking straight down. A laptop showing our navigation software is visible on the right.


 Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

NASA's "Exo-Brake" will demonstrate a critical technology leading to the potential return of science payloads to Earth from the International Space Station through the deployment of small spacecraft in early 2017.


 Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Almost 25,000 light-years away, two dead stars, each more massive than our Sun, but only 20 kilometers in diameter, orbit one another in less than five hours.


 NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space.


Photonics And Future Space Missions Video in Story

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.


 Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Last week, President Obama wrote about the progress we as a Nation have made over the past 8 years to ensure our space program continues to inspire generations of students and serve as a leading source of innovation in our country.


 Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Input from about 10,000 volunteers viewing images from Martian south polar regions has identified targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) and erosional features called "spiders."



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