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2015-01-28 13:02:05

Our favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye's privately-funded spacecraft with a sail has its first mission scheduled for 2016.

impossible space propulsion
2014-08-04 04:27:37

An experimental microwave thruster that does not require fuel to operate has been dubbed the “impossible” space engine, but a team of NASA researchers has reportedly confirmed the system actually works.

2013-05-02 15:40:33

The Sun and our neighboring planet Mars are two destinations that the UK and US will be exploring together in the coming years, following recent agreements for collaboration on three big space projects.

Researchers Find Limit On CPT Violation From Gamma-Ray Bursts
2012-12-07 15:12:11

Researchers wrote in the journal Physical Review Letters that they have found evidence of a strict limit on CPT violation from polarization of gamma-ray bursts.

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2012-03-19 05:30:50

NASA chief technologist Mason Peck and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) met with executives and engineers at L’Garde Inc. on Thursday, March 15 to see the company’s progress on providing an in-space demonstration of a large, mission-capable solar sail.

2012-03-11 06:54:46

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit L'Garde Inc., in Tustin, Calif., on Thursday, March 15, at 9 a.m. PDT. Peck's visit will highlight ways government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology.

Nanosail-D Completes Mission
2011-11-30 11:55:53

After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D -- a nanosatellite that deployed NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit -- has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission.

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2011-08-22 19:37:17

NASA has selected three proposals to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.