• Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

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     This may sound a bit like a Star Wars story. Last September, while orbiting in the ISS, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen took control of a rover located in the European Space Agency in the  Netherlands….400 km below. During this world premiere, the space engineer was able to maneuver this two-arm Interact Centaur...

     Over 2,000 satellites handle TV, imaging, weather, Earth observations, GPS and navigational data for ships, vehicles and phones. But at €50 million per launch, satellites are beyond the reach of most. All that changes with CubeSats, miniaturized modular open-source satellites that measure 10x10x10 cm and weigh no...

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     On the 23rd of September 2014, a Made In Space Zero G 3D printer built for NASA was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship. By November, astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore had set up the melt-deposition modeling 3D printer and began printing a series of calibration coupons and...

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    Everyday life is full of objects that originated in space: The composite structures on commercial aircraft flying today, UV-blocking sunglasses and shock-absorbing footwear were all first created for the space shuttle. Smartphone technology also comes from space—it was work done at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

    Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012 for a special mission: scouring the red planet for any sign of water and life, which it successfully did. Several companies were involved in the project in collaboration with various international space agencies. They developed advanced technologies able to withstand extremely...

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