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Robonaut 2, NASA's Humanoid Space Robot, Will Get Legs Soon (Video)

NASA's humanoid robot astronaut is getting its space legs.<p>The space agency is building lower limbs for Robonaut 2, a robot designed to eventually …

Space Exploration

NASA Pushes Back Cygnus Launch Decision Due To Space Station Cooling Problem

The decision to launch a cargo flight to the International Space Station next week has been pushed back until Monday (Dec. 16) because of a cooling …

Argon – The First Noble Gas Molecules Discovered In Space

There are only six of them: radon, helium, neon, krypton, xenon and the first molecules to be discovered in space – argon. They are all odorless, …

Nebulas

H2Whoa! Hubble Telescope Finds Geysers of Water on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

From the moment the Voyager probes beamed back the first high-resolution photos of Jupiter’s moon Europa back in 1979, planetary scientists began …

This is the James Webb Space Telescope's ETU (engineering test unit) primary mirror segment returning to the cleanroom at NASA Goddard after undergoing some tests at our new Calibration, Integration, and Alignment Facility (CIAF). Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn #nasagoddard #jwst

NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a…

NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and reentry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft.<p>As the agency plans human deep space missions, including a voyage to a relocated asteroid, care is being taken to efficiently use space …

NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab

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Chinese? You're not welcome

THE American government views China's space programme with suspicion. Chinese taikonauts are, for instance, banned from the International Space …