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NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Refabricator

Image by NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given [public domain] via NASA website

Instead of overcoming lengthy resupply trips for deep space exploration, NASA plans to eliminate them through recycling, reusing, and 3D printing. Continue reading “NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space” »

This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Solar Flare

Image by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Goddard Media Studios

Treat yourself or your budding young scientists to something truly amazing this summer, a total solar eclipse. Here’s how to be ready on August 21, 2017, when the entire United States will experience the phenomenon from the west to east coasts. Continue reading “This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse” »

NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via NASA.gov

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

Think Higher for Viable Solar: Geosynchronous

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

space-based solar

By ExplainingTheFuture [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

As good stewards to our environment, we owe it to current and future generations to minimize our impact on the planet supporting all life. Has our choice of a terrestrial platform for solar power generation however, doomed us to inevitable failure of a nonviable approach? Continue reading “Think Higher for Viable Solar: Geosynchronous” »

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