NASA

Robotics Space

How Wheels May Soon Become Obsolete For Mars Exploration

Here’s a look at the recent collaboration between NASA and Boston Dynamics, with Spot.

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Space

The Space Economy is About to Get a Lot Bigger

Bloomberg Quicktake explores the booming business and economy of Space. As space becomes more accessible to private enterprise, many companies are hoping to make it not just possible, but affordable to put objects into orbit. Now a startup called Astra is on the verge of launching rockets at a fraction of the cost to competitors, […]

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Space

This Year The Space Station Is Getting Its First Major Expansion in a Decade

Scott Manley highlights the upgrades and expansions that the International Space Station is getting this year. The forced retirement of the Space Shuttle meant that new hardware was necessarily small and expansions were off the table.

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Space

Using a Commodore 64 to Talk to the International Space Station

Retro Recipes wires up a Commodore 64, a ham radio, and a modem to reach out to the stars. (or at least near Earth orbit).

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Space

Dawn of the Space Plane

Ashlee Vance reports on a New Zealand company that has built its own space-plane prototype. Dawn Aerospace hopes to establish a cheap, quick way to transport objects into orbit, and in doing so transform the commercialization of space. For decades, humans have been trying to make a plane that can reach space and return to […]

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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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Space

Could There Be a City on Mars By 2050?

Insane Curiosity explores Elon Musk’s plans for colonizing Mars. Elon Musk is a man on a mission, and that mission is to get humanity not just to Mars, but to get them to Mars in this decade. This is why he built his own space organization in SpaceX, to do what NASA (at the time) […]

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Hardware

Will Gallium Nitride Electronics Change the World?

Silicon may be at the heart of most gadgets, but it’s not the only semiconductor around. Gallium nitride has been getting a lot of attention recently for it’s electrical properties, which outperform silicon in a lot of areas. Gallium nitride has the potential to revolution power systems, including solar, electric vehicles, and even phone chargers. […]

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Space

Why NASA Quarantined the Apollo 11 Astronauts

With quarantines back in the public consciousness, you’d be surprised to hear that the Apollo 11 astronauts were themselves quarantined upon returning to Earth. Vox explains: In this episode of History Club, Vox’s Phil Edwards and Coleman Lowndes chat with Amy Shira Teitel of The Vintage Space about the Apollo 11 quarantine. It was an […]

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Space

How to Build On Mars

Swarms of robots 3D printing from martian dust, cutting-edge engineering, NASA-recognised designs and inflatable pods that feel just like home. This is how we build on Mars. Read the full story on this video, including images and useful links, here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/this-is-how-we-build-on-mars  

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