A group of university students are teaming up to create a mission to send photos, video, audio clips, and messages to the surface of Mars by 2017.
It's thought to be the first time that an untethered, underwater, under-ice vehicle has been operated through satellite link.
The future of our solar system, according to NASA, is littered with manned outposts. Here's the first one they'd like to build.
In a move that already has me checking the prices on 3D printers, CNET's Daniel Terdiman is reporting that the Smithsonian will be making swathes of its collection available online as 3D printable objects. Admittedly, I may just be a tad too excited — here's what's going on.
Nowadays, it's almost like we take space travel for granted. Spectacular pictures come back from telescopes and space probes, and we give them a glance, maybe say "wow," and then move on to the latest news about the iPhone 5 or whatever. Over the last half century, though, our knowledge about our universe (and particularly our solar system) has increased exponentially, thanks to the development of spacecraft capable of making it to other planets and then sending back pictures when they get there. It hasn't been easy, but as milestone after milestone has been reached, our perception of our place in the cosmos has expanded.
With the Space Shuttle's last ride right around the corner, there's a worry that NASA will be out of the manned spaceflight game for good, leaving it to the private sector instead. Well, walking back out onto the stage like a rockstar for an encore, NASA just screamed, "We're going into deep space, ya'll!" before diving into the crowd.
As usual, the difference between sci-fi and reality is striking, but despite its unsexy appearance, the Nautilus-X is NASA's first take on a manned space exploration vehicle destined for other planets.
NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope, launched back in December 14th of '09, has been tasked with piecing together the grand vista of space a little bit at a time. "We've got a candy store of images coming...
Virgin CEO Richard Branson may have his own airline and a space tourism company, but there's still one frontier yet to explore: the depths of the Caribbean Sea. And that's exactly where the British mogul's new craft, the Nymph, will...
It looks like big changes are coming NASA's way as the Obama administration outlines a new direction for the space agency with its 2010 budget proposal. Interestingly, the White House isn't calling for a dwindling operating budget year after year;...