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Category: Space: Space Tech

NASA: A Social celebration of the Deep Space Network

Published on Apr 1, 2014 NASA’s social media followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks were given a unique experience during a two day NASA Social to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Deep Space Network. During a portion of the April 1 session, broadcast on NASA Television, attendees were at the agency’s …

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NASA: Teaming Up to Test the Future of Satellite Refueling

Published on Mar 5, 2014 NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Kennedy Space Center in Florida joined teams and efforts to test new robotic refueling technologies that could help satellites live longer in space. During the test, a robotic arm with a highly specialized tool transfered satellite oxidizer — an extremely corrosive fluid …

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Morgan Cable: Unraveling the Mysteries of Titan Using Lab on a Chip

Published on Jul 10, 2013 Titan, the moon of Saturn with a thick atmosphere and liquid hydrocarbon lakes, is considered the best target in the solar system for the study of organic chemistry on a planetary scale. Solar radiation and energetic particles activate methane and nitrogen in the atmosphere of Titan, which react to form …

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Project Morpheus Free Flight 8

The multi-center Morpheus Team successfully completed Free Flight8 (FF8) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. FF8, the 6th free flight of the Bravo vehicle, flew to 467 feet (142m), altitude and then traversed 637 feet (194m) in 36 seconds, including diverting course mid-flight, before landing in …

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NASA EDGE: Technology Demonstration Missions 3

NASA EDGE travels to NASA Ames during the telerobotics demonstration with K-10 and the International Space Station.  

NASA EDGE: Technology Demonstration Missions 2

NASA EDGE looks at three more Technology Demonstration Missions; the Deep Space Atomic Clock, Solar Sails and the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator.  

NASA Highlights James Webb Space Telescope Progress

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland participated in a news conference Feb. 3 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to discuss the status of the agency’s flagship science project, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Bolden and Mikulski congratulated the JWST team for the integration at Goddard of …

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NASA: TDRS – The Network That Enables Exploration

NASA is preparing to launch the second in a series of three, third generation advanced Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, known as TDRS. This latest addition to the fleet of eight, TDRS-L will augment a space communications network that provides the critical path for high data-rate communication to the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, …

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JPL’s RoboSimian

Meet RoboSimian, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s official entry at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013. Also known as “Clyde,” the robot is is four-footed, but can also stand on two feet. It has four general-purpose limbs and hands capable of both mobility and manipulation. It came in 5th place out of 16 entries. See …

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Markus Landgraf: An Elevator to Space

The concept for a space elevator was actually first published in 1895 by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky but limited by contemporary materials it has until recently been a science fiction dream. These elevators is also referred to as , space bridges, space lifts, space ladders, sky-hooks and orbital elevators. Recent concepts for a space elevator propose the use carbon nano-tube, boron nitrite nano-tube or graphene based materials as the tensile …

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NASA: Robots, Humans and Future Exploration

During a public event at NASA Headquarters, televised on NASA TV, agency officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station celebrated the one year anniversary of The Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars and discussed how its activities and other robotic projects are helping prepare for a human mission to Mars and an asteroid. …

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NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE and Special Guest Geoff Notkin speak with NASA scientists and experts from around the world at the 2013 Planetary Defense Conference about Near Earth Objects and their potential threat to Earth.

NASA: The N.E.X.T. Thing for Space Travel

The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster or NEXT is an advanced Ion propulsion system developed at Glenn Research Center. Its unmatched fuel efficiency could give a real boost to future deep space exploration missions — extending the reach of NASA science missions and yielding a higher return on scientific research.

SETI Chats: Are we ready to build a spaceship to explore nearby stars?

“SETI Chats” host Franck Marchis interviews Jill Tarter, Greg Benford and Adam Mann to discuss the recent 100 Year Starship Symposium.

NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Google+ Hangout

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the premiere observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, …

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NASA: Media View Ongoing Orion Work at Kennedy

Journalists visited the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to view progress on Orion, the spacecraft that could take astronauts on a sample collection mission to an asteroid as early as 2021. The event marked three years since President Obama set his vision for space exploration, including the goal of sending humans …

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NASA EDGE:Technology Demonstration Missions 1

NASA EDGE takes the role of investigator in this episode, as they examine three of NASA’s Technology Demonstration Missions; Telerobotics, Laser Communications and MEDLI.

Burt Rutan: Innovation and the Race for Space

Fora TV presents the aerospace entrepreneur, Virgin Galactic spacecraft designer, and founder of aerospace research firm Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan is a bold visionary with a passion for the advancement of technology. In featured photo Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic and designer Burt Rutan who hold up a model of a spaceship unveiled at a …

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NASA: The presents and near future

NASA presents a discussion session where members of the public join with social media followers at NASA Headquarters on Jan. 18 to learn about present and future NASA missions. Topics in the morning’s panel sessions include NASA leadership discussing the future of human spaceflight and the importance of technology innovation to our future.

NASA Edge: Innovative technology for future space missions

NASA Edge presents a show on future innovative technology in this three part program. Such as remote-controlled excavator MTL (Multi-Terrain Loader) and Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD).

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