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Stingray Glider to Explore the Cloudtops of Venus

Researchers at the University of Buffalo's CASH Lab are working on a glider inspired by the stingray to explore Venus.

2 months ago

Robotic asteroid mining spacecraft wins a grant from NASA

This year, the NASA's NIAC Program is looking at some really interesting ideas - such as a water-powered, laser-shooting, asteroid-mining…

7 months ago

NASA is Investigating a Self-Assembling Space Telescope

As part of the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NAIC) program, a team of scientists from across the US was…

2 years ago

NASA Invests In Radical Game-Changing Concepts For Exploration

As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development

4 years ago

Robot Spacecraft Swarm Among Group Tapped For More NASA Funding

How do crazy but neat ideas such as the Mars crane make it to space? It's through years, sometimes decades,…

5 years ago

Titan Balloon Among Far-Out Concepts NASA Selects For Funding

Sometimes a good idea takes some tinkering. You have a thought that it will work, but what it really requires…

6 years ago

‘TransFormers’ Could Beam Light Into Permanently Shadowed Craters

Permanently shadowed craters on the moon or Mercury are one of the most exciting locations to search for water. Because…

6 years ago

‘Sail Rover’ Could Explore Hellish Venus

A windsailing rover could use the high speeds and hot temperatures of Venus to a robotic explorer's advantage, according to…

6 years ago