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Four Spacecraft Flown in Tight Formation for Mission to Understand Magnetic Reconnection

Four Spacecraft Flown in Tight Formation for Mission to Understand Magnetic Reconnection

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission -- an achievement enabled in part by four NASA-developed technologies that in some cases took nearly 10 years to mature. [More]
Annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Takes Place in Huntsville, Alabama

Annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Takes Place in Huntsville, Alabama

Buckle up, because it’s back… two days of intense student racing kicks-off April 17-18 for the annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. [More]
Vanderbilt Mini-V Team Captures Top Prize for AGSE Robot in Payload Design Category at NASA Competition

Vanderbilt Mini-V Team Captures Top Prize for AGSE Robot in Payload Design Category at NASA Competition

Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club, which has swept the annual event the last two years, put in a strong showing this year at the competition, which took place on April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. A total of 31 university teams participated. [More]
Two Guiness World Record Titles for Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut

Two Guiness World Record Titles for Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut

Dentsu Inc. (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed under the KIBO ROBOT PROJECT, a joint research project carried out in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, ROBO GARAGE Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has been awarded two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles. [More]
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

The 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition was held on Feb. 28 at the Arizona State University campus. Twelve members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University VEX Robotics Team and their faculty advisor Dr. Joel Schipper attended the event. The team competed with two robots, a small robot named Spike and a large robot named Monstrosity. [More]
NASA's Rover Opportunity Completes Marathon Journey on Mars in Roughly 11 Years

NASA's Rover Opportunity Completes Marathon Journey on Mars in Roughly 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. [More]
Curiosity Mars Rover Uses Robotic Arm to Sieve and Deliver Rock-Powder Sample

Curiosity Mars Rover Uses Robotic Arm to Sieve and Deliver Rock-Powder Sample

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its robotic arm Wednesday, March 11, to sieve and deliver a rock-powder sample to an onboard instrument. The sample was collected last month before the team temporarily suspended rover arm movement pending analysis of a short circuit. [More]
Early Results from MAVEN, Rosetta Missions to be Presented at 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Early Results from MAVEN, Rosetta Missions to be Presented at 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

NASA researchers and other scientists will present early science results from the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Rosetta mission, and an exploration of the evolution of Mars’ climate and atmosphere during the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 16-20. [More]
Lockheed Martin Integrates AEHF Satellite’s Propulsion Core and Payload Module Ahead of Schedule

Lockheed Martin Integrates AEHF Satellite’s Propulsion Core and Payload Module Ahead of Schedule

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule. [More]
Scientists at University of Denver Contribute to the Orion Space Project

Scientists at University of Denver Contribute to the Orion Space Project

Teddy Long (MS ’13) says the rocket was about three miles away as he sat with his wife in the Kennedy Space Center in December to watch the first test launch of the Orion space capsule — NASA’s effort to put humans on Mars. [More]