In their latest attempt to reduce the costs of individual launches, SpaceX is looking to make their rockets payload fairings reusable.
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According to the Department of National Intelligence’s (DNI) 2018 report, China and Russia could be developing technologies that will give them an edge in space.
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Scientists and engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have prepared a next-generation tire which will fare much better on Mars and other harsh environments.
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In a recent test at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the X3 Hall-effect ion engine broke the previous thrust and power records established by a Hall-effect thruster.
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The second Hyperloop Pod Design Competition was a success, with teams from all over the world testing their pod car designs at SpaceX test track in California.
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NASA recently announced a three-year partnership with BWXT to develop nuclear thermal rockets for future mission to Mars and beyond!
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As part of NASA’s NextSTEP-2 program, Lockheed Martin was recently awarded a Phase II contract to continue work on their Deep Space Habitat prototype.
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A new study from a team of British and French physicists presents a concept for plasma thrusters that are both lighter and more energy-efficient.
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Synlight, the world’s largest artificial Sun, will help German researchers extract hydrogen fuel from water using solar energy.
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Every year, NASA release Spinoff, a publication produced by the Technology Transfer Program that shows how NASA technology has benefits here on Earth.
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