• A GPS for Navigation on the Moon

    GPS, Earth’s navigation system that is used by an estimated four billion people will now enable future human navigation on the Moon. NASA is developing GPS for Moon for aiding its future Artemis missions. The Global Positioning System or...

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  • Astrobee Robots are Ready to Assist the Astronauts on the ISS

    Developed at NASA Ames Research Center, the Astrobee bots are named Honey, Queen and Bumble. They are free-flying and driven by Ubuntu and offer autonomous or remote-controlled navigation. NASA has deployed them on the ISS for assisting...

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  • 3D printers in space: NASA releases open source files

    Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) recently put a very interesting thing into orbit—a 3D printer. The printer, created in tandem by Lowe’s and a company called Made in Space, could be used to produce...

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  • NASA CubeSats Incorporate Raspberry Pi as Learning Tool

    NASA is incorporating the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi into a version of their CubeSat – the 10cm cube satellites often made from commercial and off-the-shelf tech, and used for experiments in space. With some novel technology and programming, the...

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  • Three 3D printable space exploration projects to celebrate Juno reaching Jupiter

    Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is far and away the largest in the Solar System. So much so, in fact, that the mass of the giant planet is actually two and a half times that...

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  • The First 3D Printing Facility in Space Is Open for Business!

    If you’re ever zooming around in space and find yourself in need of a 3D printer, just stop by the International Space Station. On March 26, the ISS became equipped with a permanent 3D printer, supplied by...

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  • NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Engine Injector

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne recently finished testing a rocket engine injector made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing. This space technology demonstration may lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines, saving American companies time and money....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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