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Boston

MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite…

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DC

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…

Space

DC

Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…

Space

NASA to Launch Rocket Live in 360° Video

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The list of 360° on YouTube is a lot longer than it was just a few years ago. From a 4,000 foot drop to riding with the Blue Angels, there is no shortage of immersive excitement on the world’s most popular video site. And now, you…

Space

NASA and Hollywood Reach for The Stars in High-Definition

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hollywood has always been a part of feeding our curiosity about life in space. From 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13 to Interstellar and The Martian, the world beyond our atmosphere doesn’t seem as far away thanks to directors and actors alike. And…

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Interviews

Austin

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…

Space

NASA Looking for Bright Ideas to Help With Space Travel

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

After NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star, we’ve all been reinvigorated with extra terrestrial excitement. One of these planets might have life on it, or at the very least be suitable for life, and that’s truly a crazy next…

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San Francisco

Moon Express Chairman: For Entrepreneurs, the Sky Is Not the Limit

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When a group of entrepreneurs get together and decide they want to mine the Moon, they aren’t limited by boundaries of their mind. They truly believed that recovering resources from the Moon will help humanity in the longer and will provide a unique and lucrative…

Space

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…

Education

Portland, Maine

NASA Sending UMaine Prototype to the International Space Station

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A wireless leak detection system developed by graduate students at the University of Maine will be part of the International Space Station. It will be the first hardware from UMaine, at least in recent memory, that will function in space for a long period of…

technology

If You Know What NASA Should Do with Spacesuit Poop, Let Them Know

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Space travel comes with a lot of problems. From a noticeable lack of oxygen to the pressing presence of radiation, interplanetary exploration has been hindered by a wide range of issues. And while the vast emptiness has plenty of problems of its own, one…

Robots

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…

Partnership

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…

Travel

Denver

Here Comes The Boom Supersonic Plane

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Imagine being able to travel from Los Angeles to New York in half the time. What would normally be a grueling six hour ordeal could be a mere three hour excursion. You’d only have to watch one movie and extra leg room wouldn’t even be necessary….

Robots

3 Robots That Are Designed to Save Human Lives

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Robots and humans have a bit of a sordid past. While their purpose was always to help us, on more than one occasion, they have done the opposite. From glitches that erase important documents to Roomba’s smearing dog poop on your living room floor,…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Francisco

Corporations and Startups: A Complicated Love Story

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

After a delicious lunch in the shadow of the San Jose Museum of Art, Innovate! and Celebrate attendees were treated to a panel discussion on the ups and downs of startups and corporations partnering with each other. The panel consisted of some heavy-hitters in the business…

Ecosystems

National Day of Civic Hacking Helps Micro-Businesses In Local Ecosystems

By | May 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

A micro-business can be defined as an enterprise with five or fewer employees. There are thousands of them across the country and they are a key part of what keeps local business ecosystems alive. Almost all companies start out as a micro-business, with one,…