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NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers

These technologies will help us on the Journey to Mars and beyond.<p>Self-assembling space habitats and a deep sleep chamber for long-duration space missions sound like ideas ripped right from the pages of a science fiction novel, but these are some of the visionary projects NASA is currently …

Space Science

Planets at Alpha Centauri?

Our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a mere 4.3 light-years away, is not alone.<p>This red dwarf star is companion to a binary system …


This NASA Satellite From the ‘70s Looks Like a Space-Bound Disco Ball

On May 4, 1976, NASA launched LAGEOS (short for Laser Geodynamic Satellite), a 900-pound orbiter dedicated to a precision measurement technique …


The smartphone ('hand computer') as explained by XKCD's Randall Munroe

It's fair to say that here at WIRED, where we report on things like nanocapsules, algorithmic deep-learning robots and multi-layered digital …


Video Games: The Movie

JPL, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software

<b>Updated: January 22, 2014</b><p>With engineers and officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory watching, Masten Space Systems' XA-0.1B "Xombie" took to …

Space History Photo: The Space Shuttle Atlantis, still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station, was photographed by the Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995. Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, Mir-19 Commander and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around.

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …