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Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

18 November, 2015 No Comments
SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs

Antares orb-3 accident

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Antares orb-3 accident

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The agreement includes an

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

18 November, 2015 No Comments
One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month. It was thrilling to see

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

We asked Alan Winfield what the first successful landing on a comet means for the future of space mining. Find out his answer below. The successful

Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

Several hours ago, ISS astronauts opened the cargo bay of the Dragon spacecraft that was recently berthed to the space station. It was both the 7th successful

Blue Origin successfully tests autonomous suborbital system

18 November, 2015 No Comments
Blue Origin successfully tests autonomous suborbital system

Fifteen years after it was founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin completed a successful test flight of its ‘New Shepard’ suborbital system and emerged

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