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Sep 18, 2014 09:52 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
Shape-memory materials that produce active compression could provide astronauts with a lightweight and flexible space suit. Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 07:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When watching NASA’s historic video footage of the Apollo astronauts on the moon, it becomes clear that the alien lunar gravity was a little troublesome. The moonwalkers would often trip, stumble and wipe out as they explored the dusty landscape. … Continue reading →
Aug 29, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
Aug 19, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
Aug 8, 2014 01:05 PM ET
Trace looks at the top theories for how Mars could be terraformed. Just don't expect for there to be a nice new red planet to move to before the next Super Bowl.
Aug 4, 2014 12:54 PM ET
When Russia lost contact with a spacecraft containing geckos whose only job was to mate, the world was aghast. Now, with all systems restored, there's time to wonder: Why are we studying animal sex in space?
Aug 2, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A microwave thruster system that needs no propellant generates a small amount of thrust regardless.
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