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Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 3 Challenge

By | Dec 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On December 14, 2017 NASA announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth, “making our solar system tied for most number of planets around a single star,” according to NASA. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i is a sizzling hot,…


7 Things Elon Musk Has Tweeted About This Month

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

To say that Elon Musk is the most well-known entrepreneur in the modern age would be a bit of an understatement. From self-landing rockets to self-driving cars, Musk has made a bigger impact on the world than the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. And,…



NASA Rover Has 23 Eyes, All the Better to See Mars With

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As Little Red Riding Hood entered the bedroom and saw her grandmother she said, “Ah! Grandma, what large eyes you have.” “All the better to see you with, my dear,” said the wolf. OK, this fairy tale has nothing to do with space, but…


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Elon Musk Unveils First Photo of SpaceX Spacesuit

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team have done it again. Today Musk unveiled the first photo of the SpaceX spacesuit on his personal Instagram account. All we’ve got is the one photo to go by right now, but his message implies SpaceX will reveal…



Kira Blackwell of NASA iTech Talks Space, Girls in Tech and Startups – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Upon the discovery of seven Earth-size planets and the goal to travel to Mars in 2030, NASA is seeking out new solutions to help them reach new moonshots. NASA iTech is a collaborative initiative designed to help address gaps in future technologies needed for…


13 Elon Musk Quotes That Will Make You Excited for the Future

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

On more than one occasion, Elon Musk has been lorded as the real world Iron Man. With more futuristic endeavors under his care than the writer for the Jetsons, Musk has shown the world that sustainability, artificial intelligence, and space travel are not sci-fi…


The Top 5 Outer Space Advancements in 2016

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Space may be the final frontier. But as 2016 has shown, that frontier isn’t too far off. Between NASA and SpaceX, technology has proven that traveling to other planets is no longer the loftiest goal in the world. From advanced aeronautics and oceanography satellites…


The Top 10 Elon Musk Moments of 2016

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

While 2016 has been rough for celebrity deaths, it has been pretty great for Elon Musk. Between Tesla’s impressive self-driving technology, SpaceX’s lofty aspirations, and South Park’s barely insulting rendition of the innovator, Elon Musk is having a good year. And as 2016 comes…


How Humanoid Robots Could Pave the Way for Life on Mars

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Before humans are expected to step foot on the Red Planet in 2030 according to NASA, humanoid robots could be paving the way for life on Mars. Unlike their NASA rover counterparts, Opportunity and Curiosity, that currently roam around collecting samples and analyzing the…


5 Types of Startups That Could Help NASA Reach Mars

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

NASA hopes to put humans on Mars by 2035, and if they hope to actually get anywhere close to that goal, they’ll need a lot of help. Thanks to a roadmap that they released last year, we know exactly what types of challenges they’ll…


3 Mars Rovers and What They’re Doing Now

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Thanks to Elon Musk, the world is talking about Mars again. Between the production of returning rockets and a general aura of innovation, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has reinvigorated the space discussion in this country and around the world. Whether you believe…


100 Candidates for Mars One: The Internet Responds

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

This morning, Mars One, the nonprofit group aimed at establishing a human colony on Mars by 2025, announced its final 100 candidates for the one-way mission to Mars. The candidates have been narrowed down from the initial 200,000 applicants; in the end, 24 people will be…


NASA and Nissan Will Build Self-Driving Vehicles for When We Move to Mars

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

What can NASA learn from automaker Nissan? A lot, apparently. The two companies announced a five-year partnership where engineers from both companies will working together to develop the robo-cars for cities on Earth and other planets. Specifically, Mars. The idea is to develop and test…


Mars One: A Startup To Send Humans To Mars By 2023

By | Aug 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

The landing of Mars Rover Curiosity has launched a new excitement around space exploration – and not just in the US. A Dutch startup called Mars One is looking to take your curiosity even further by pledging to put humans on a one-way trip to Mars by…

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A Few of the Technologies behind the Mars Rover Curiosity

By | Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

As the rover “Curiosity” completed its journey of over 350 million miles to land on Mars on Monday, the shouts, hugs, and tears of the NASA team were a touching embodiment of pride and achievement. But they weren’t the only proud ones. The components…