Space

NASA’S Latest Rover Prototype Transforms To Rappel Down Steep Cliff Faces

NASA’S Latest Rover Prototype Transforms To Rappel Down Steep Cliff Faces

Exploring distant planets such as Mars is an incredibly daunting task. We’ve seen, through experience, that even something as simple as traversing the landscape to collect data can present insurmountable challenges to our rovers. To that end, NASA and others are constantly innovating ways to be able to explore more of these surfaces. NASA JPL […]

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These 9 Projects Show That There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Space Geek

These 9 Projects Show That There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Space Geek

  We have entered an era of accessible space. Space that is accessible to life-long learners, makers, and students. Getting tools and experiences into the hands of curious explorers today is not only fun and engaging, it will make for a better world tomorrow as we face significant challenges on our Earth habitat. A lot […]

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Bio Inspired: Many NASA Rover Concepts Evoke Living Creatures

Bio Inspired: Many NASA Rover Concepts Evoke Living Creatures

This is an excerpt from Make: Soft Robotics, A DIY Introduction to Squishy, Stretchy, and Flexible Robots. Find it at here.     As NASA-funded soft robotic and compliant system concepts begin to attract attention, we jokingly refer to the rover concepts as the “Menagerie” since so many take research inspiration directly from animals. These bioinspired […]

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Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

When China’s Tiangong-1 burned up last year, it left the International Space Station (ISS) as humanity’s sole outpost in space. Today six astronauts live aboard the ISS, performing spacewalks and science experiments, filming scenes for an upcoming virtual-reality series, and unloading cargo deliveries from capsules like Northrop’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon. These brave astronauts orbit […]

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