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LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it's still orbiting Earth. It's a successful demonstration of the…

2 weeks ago

NASA Will Be Building a Quiet, Supersonic Aircraft: the X-59

NASA's X-Plane Program has been around for 70 years. Over the course of those decades, the agency has developed a…

1 month ago

ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Controlling a Rover From Space

The ESA has begun conducting experiments as part of their Analog project, which will allow human operators to control robotic…

2 months ago

This Artificial Leaf Turns Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, have developed an "artificial leaf" that has the potential to turn carbon emissions…

3 months ago

NASA is Testing a Coating to Help Astronauts and Their Equipment Shed Dangerous Lunar Dust

NASA is developing an advanced new coating that could protect everything from spacecraft systems to astronauts from harmful lunar dust.

3 months ago

NASA Has a New Method For Cooling Down Electronics Crammed Together in a Spacecraft

Engineers at NASA Goddard have completed flight tests on their revolutionary new cooling system, which has the potential to lead…

3 months ago

A Private Company in China Plans to Launch Reusable Rockets by 2021

A Chinese company is planning to launch a rocket with a reusable booster in 2021. The company is called i-Space,…

3 months ago

Now that Many Countries Have the Ability to Destroy Satellites, the US is Figuring Out Ways to Make Them More Armored

With all the advances made in anti-satellite technology, Sandia National Laboratories is seeking partnerships to develop satellites that can defend…

3 months ago

An Army of Tiny Robots Could Assemble Huge Structures in Space

A team from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) recently unveiled their prototype for a new assembler robot, which…

3 months ago

NASA Has a New, All-Electric Airplane

NASA's first all-electric aircraft - the X-57 Maxwell - was recently delivered to the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC)…

3 months ago