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NASA Testing Oculus Rift to Keep Astronauts Sane in Space

The Holodeck technology that features in the StarTrek franchise is still a little out of our technological reach, but the idea of using VR technology to keep astronauts sane ...

October 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm by

NASA Awards Suborbital Contracts to Virgin Galactic and Three More

NASA has announce the four companies it awarded their suborbital payload contracts to in an announcement on Monday. The companies all got the same contract that gives ...

September 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm by

NASA Building Largest Rocket of All Time, Will Launch in 2018

NASA are cooking up something big, very big! The simple-named Space Launch System, a 384 feet tall rocket, the biggest ever created. To put this into perspective the Saturn V ...

September 2, 2014 at 9:59 am by

NASA’s Mars Rover to Be Reset and Wiped

NASA is preparing to reset and wipe the flash memory in their Mars rover Opportunity. Opportunity is the older of the two rovers cruising around on Mars’ surface and has ...

September 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm by

NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Parts [Video]

Creating knockoff Lego blocks, a funky key ring or a new phone case are some of the basic features available from your run of the mill consumer 3D printer, but NASA are really ...

August 30, 2014 at 11:59 am by

Orion Space Capsule Successfully Recovered by US Navy

Another successful test by NASA this week, their Orion capsule that’s designed to get astronauts back into space after landing on another planet has been recovered by ...

August 8, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

NASA to Test Making Oxygen on Mars

NASA plans to make oxygen when they send a $1.9 billion rover to mars in 2020. Space agency officials unveiled several instruments that they plan on sending to mars on ...

August 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm by

Awesome Dad Builds Advanced NASA Simulator For His Kids

I thought I was doing quite well this year by building my son his first gaming PC… and I am, but this guy is making other dads look bad with his incredibly NASA ...

August 2, 2014 at 10:51 am by

Coffee and Dessert Makes It’s Way to the ISS on ESA Resupply Ship

Now being aboard the ISS (International Space Station) must be an amazing privilege indeed, living way about the earth seeing everything that’s happening below. For the ...

July 31, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

Longest off-Earth Driving Record Broken by NASA Opportunity Rover

NASA’s Opportunity has been on the surface of the Red Planet for a decade and has driven 25 miles. The previous record for the most miles driven off-Earth was held by ...

July 30, 2014 at 12:03 am by

Opportunity Sets New Record for Longest Distance Driven off-Earth

Opportunity first touched down on the red planet back in 2004, at which point its original mission plan only required it to drive for 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) within its first ...

July 29, 2014 at 10:21 am by

Caves on the Moon Could House Astronauts in the Future

When you look at the moon what do you see? Craters or holes? Well there are both on the surface of our moon and according to NASA the holes in the moons surface could mean ...

July 20, 2014 at 12:29 am by

Canada and NASA Team Up To Stop Asteroid That Could Hit Earth

Canada is said to be teaming up with NASA to work on its Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer mission, or OSIRIS-REx for short, having ...

July 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm by

New Telescope Technology Could Allow Us to See Alien Life within 20 Years

There is a lot of the solar system that remains to be seen and NASA are working hard to take a real close look at what is out there. A panel convened recently to discuss ...

July 17, 2014 at 10:22 am by

Voyager 1 Now Confirmed to be in Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 as many will know has been on its mission to explore the far reaches of our solar system since it was launched way back in 1977 and in the following years it has ...

July 9, 2014 at 10:46 am by

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