Technology

A New Artist’s Illustration of the Extremely Large Telescope. So Many Lasers

Everyone loves lasers. And the only thing better than a bunch of lasers is a bunch of lasers on one…

7 months ago

The Carina Nebula. Seen With and Without Adaptive Optics

Ever wonder how modern astronomical observatories take such clear images of distant objects? Advances in mirror design have allowed for…

8 months ago

This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts

This week, European engineers hot-fire tested a fully 3D-printed thrust chamber that could one day power the upper stages for…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast now available via Amazon’s Alexa!

You can now enable the Amazon Astronomy Cast skill on your Alexa enabled device (in the US now, Canada soon)!…

3 years ago

Showcasing the Benefits of NASA Technology Here on Earth

Every year, NASA release Spinoff, a publication produced by the Technology Transfer Program that shows how NASA technology has benefits…

5 years ago

Moisture Vaporators, Death Star Construction and Other Real Star Wars Tech

Since we all certainly have Star Wars on the brain today (The Force Awakens opens tonight), let’s take a look…

5 years ago

Making the Trip to Mars Cheaper and Easier: The Case for Ballistic Capture

When sending spacecraft to Mars, the current, preferred method involves shooting spacecraft towards Mars at full-speed, then performing a braking…

6 years ago

Turn on Your Heart Light and Meet NASA’s “Superhero” Robot

Here's a new DARPA-inspired, NASA-built robot, complete with a glowing NASA Meatball in its chest, reminiscent of ET's heart light.…

8 years ago

Pew! Pew! Laser On The Space Station Will Beam Video To Earth

Videos will beam to Earth on a laser beam in a technology demonstration coming to the International Space Station soon,…

8 years ago

What is a Space Elevator?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGtqB5KMS1I Almost every part of a rocket is destroyed during the launch and re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. This makes…

8 years ago