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2014-03-11 12:20:54

Paves the Way for Future Deep Space Missions Including Asteroid Exploration PALO ALTO, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that will help make it possible

SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003.

International Space Station Conducts SPHERES-VERTIGO Investigation
2013-04-18 13:11:32

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie...free-formation-flying robotic spheres hovering around the International Space Station with goggles on. The Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects (VERTIGO) study, a part of the Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) investigation explores the use of small satellites equipped to analyze and capture data from specified objects, producing a 3-D model of those objects.

2010-09-23 09:44:00

NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass, have selected 24 high schools to participate in a new science, technology, engineering, and math education program.

2010-08-26 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is challenging high school teams to design software to program small satellites aboard the International Space Station.

2008-08-07 09:00:00

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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