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NASA-Nissan JV to Bring Self-Driving Space Cars

What do you think the world will see in the next 4 or 5 years as NASA and Nissan join forces? How about self-driving space cars? Not impossible, right?The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA, the US government agency responsible for aerospace research, aeronautics and space explor ...

This Windbot Will Fly over Jupiter Forever

Exciting new space programs are on the horizon as the world turns its attention towards the exploration of the various planets throughout our solar system. After the launch of the famous Curiosity robot that is currently roaming around Mars, NASA now has plans to develop a windbot that will make us ...

How to Control the Drones Swarming the Sky

How would you keep little drone airplane sheltered on the planet's busiest national airspace? One thought is to have them utilize cellphone systems to sustain information to an airport regulation framework made only for drones.A startup called Airware is working with NASA on an undertaking inve ... ...

Futuristic Jetpacks are Here!

Martin Aircraft Co in New Zealand was originally established as a research and development company. However, this year at the International Paris Air Show the company introduced their new Martin Jetpack. The new jetpack is a fan-propelled personal flying machine that will be available next year. Bu ...

3D Printed Rocket Engines Open Door to Space Entrepreneurs

A satellite launch can cost from $10 million to $50 million, but 3D print technology could see these costs plummet.Cost savingsFor a mere $4.9 million, New Zealand company Rocketlab can send a small satellite up into orbit.  The engine the company uses is called the Rutherford and is ... ...

The U.S. Air Force Hypersonic X-51A Waverider Program

Just recently the U.S. Air Force teamed up with Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to sign a new contract. The group will continue working on the X-51A Waverider program that the Air Force began in 2004. The hypersonic flight program was given a $300 million budget to develop a hypers ...

Nasa to Bring in Cheap Supersonic Air Travel

The number of air travel passengers is expected to rise within the next five to ten years, and NASA is working on a solution involving eco-friendly and cheap supersonic air travel along with some industry partners. If everything goes well, we might have commercial supersonic flights in 15 years, or ...

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Closes in on Dwarf Planet

The Dawn spacecraft by NASA is closing in on the dwarf planet Ceres and is entering its approach phase. The spacecraft launched to space back in the year 2007 and will enter Ceres’ orbit by March of 2015. Ceres is a dwarf planet comparable in size to Texas and no spacecraft has ever visited i ... ...

Whats new: Aerospace

Get Ready to Experience Mars in Real Time

Space travel is reaching new horizons as the years go by, with plans already in the works to develop colonies on Mars. Until that happens, anyone interested in space and the red planet, in particular, can enjoy a virtual journey of Mars’ surface thanks to a great new program from NASA. As tec ... ...

This Windbot Will Fly over Jupiter Forever

Exciting new space programs are on the horizon as the world turns its attention towards the exploration of the various planets throughout our solar system. After the launch of the famous Curiosity robot that is currently roaming around Mars, NASA now has plans to develop a windbot that will make us ...

The U.S. Air Force Hypersonic X-51A Waverider Program

Just recently the U.S. Air Force teamed up with Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to sign a new contract. The group will continue working on the X-51A Waverider program that the Air Force began in 2004. The hypersonic flight program was given a $300 million budget to develop a hypers ...

Futuristic Jetpacks are Here!

Martin Aircraft Co in New Zealand was originally established as a research and development company. However, this year at the International Paris Air Show the company introduced their new Martin Jetpack. The new jetpack is a fan-propelled personal flying machine that will be available next year. Bu ...

Nasa to Bring in Cheap Supersonic Air Travel

The number of air travel passengers is expected to rise within the next five to ten years, and NASA is working on a solution involving eco-friendly and cheap supersonic air travel along with some industry partners. If everything goes well, we might have commercial supersonic flights in 15 years, or ...

3D Printed Rocket Engines Open Door to Space Entrepreneurs

A satellite launch can cost from $10 million to $50 million, but 3D print technology could see these costs plummet.Cost savingsFor a mere $4.9 million, New Zealand company Rocketlab can send a small satellite up into orbit.  The engine the company uses is called the Rutherford and is ... ...

13 Ways to Write a Brilliant Blog Post on Mechanism

So, you're ready to write an awesome blog post. Fantastic!Here are some useful tips and tricks to get you on your way to blogging glory in no time.Edit It Like You Mean It: While we don't want to play the role of Captain Obvious, editing your blog post for spelling, grammar, and punctuation ... ...

How to Measure Asstronomical Distances: An Introduction

What are the distances we come across in our daily lives? One km, 10 km, 100 km, 1000 km, or even 50,000 km. But the distance between the sun and earth is approximately 150 million kilometers (i.e. 150,000,000 km). So how to scientists make such large astronomical measurements? Up to a certain leve ...