Spacecraft

Morpheus Prototype landing safely in Dark

Morpheus Prototype

NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark in a May 28, 2014 free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander and ALHAT.    Watch the videos…

By |May 31, 2014|Categories: Space

Boeing Future Commercial Spacecraft Interior

Boeing Future Commercial Spacecraft

Boeing unveiled a new commercial interior of its Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) next-generation manned space capsule, showing how passengers may one day travel to space.

By |May 8, 2014|Categories: Space

How the Dream Chaser was built

How the Dream Chaser was built

In this video you can see the development, testing and manufacturing of America’s next generation commercial crew vehicle, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft!     Watch the video…

By |January 29, 2014|Categories: Space

Wake up Rosetta!

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Rosetta spacecraft has been hibernating for most of the past three years to save power. The alarm was set for 10am this morning, but is expected to take seven hours to totally wake up.    Take a look at the videos…

Update: Rosetta is awake and in great form!

By |January 20, 2014|Categories: Space

NASA is testing lighter space suits for asteroids

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NASA plans human deep space missions, including a voyage to a relocated asteroid. Care is being taken to efficiently use space inside Orion. So is looking at ways to alter the ACES suits for multiple uses both inside and outside the spacecraft.

By |December 18, 2013|Categories: Space

Billionaire Dennis Tito plans manned mission to Mars

Billionaire Dennis Tito plans manned mission to Mars (2)

Billionaire Dennis Tito plans manned mission to Mars as early as 2017, when Mars and Earth become aligned, the closest they can possibly get to each other.

By |November 26, 2013|Categories: Space

Russian Cosmonaut survival kit

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The NAZ-3 Russian cosmonaut survival kit designed in 1968 for the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. The survival kits for space included fishing equipment.    Image © Esther Dyson/Flickr

By |November 24, 2013|Categories: Space

High above Saturn

High above Saturn

A very rare portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic

By |October 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Orbital Sciences is now second private firm to supply the ISS

Orbital Sciences is now second private firm to supply the ISS 1

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, becoming the second private company to send a spacecraft to the ISS.    Image © NASA

By |October 1, 2013|Categories: Space

Glow with the Flow

Aircraft and spacecraft designs

Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., use all sorts of tools and techniques to learn more during the development of aircraft and spacecraft designs.    Image © NASA Langley/Preston Martin

By |September 28, 2013|Categories: Aviation