Space exploration

05.28.15
Watch this little robot learn to walk after taking damage
05.28.15

Watch this little robot learn to walk after taking damage

Robots are getting pretty good at carrying on after taking a knock, but what if they lose a limb?...

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09.22.14
Japanese company plans to have working space elevator by 2050
09.22.14

Japanese company plans to have working space elevator by 2050

Who does want to go to space? No less, in an elevator. While NASA's been working hard for years tr...

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07.14.14
UK plans to build first spaceport outside the US by 2018
07.14.14

UK plans to build first spaceport outside the US by 2018

The UK may not have the best history when it comes to space exploration, but that doesn't mean it'...

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11.03.12
Visualized: Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its final journey, arrives at new home (video)
11.03.12

Visualized: Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its final journey, arrives at new home (video)

On Friday, Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final voyage, marking the last time an orbiter in Ameri...

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10.27.12
9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are
10.27.12

9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this just leaves us speechless. Pictured above i...

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10.12.12
NASA and IHMC building X1 exoskeleton to give us a lift, keep us fit in space and on Earth
10.12.12

NASA and IHMC building X1 exoskeleton to give us a lift, keep us fit in space and on Earth

It's hard to deny the appeal of a space-bound robot like NASA's Robonaut 2, fears of subversion no...

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10.06.12
Space Shuttle Atlantis hands-on: a look inside (video)
10.06.12

Space Shuttle Atlantis hands-on: a look inside (video)

Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise have all left Kennedy Space Center for new home...

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10.03.12
NASA's Curiosity rover checks in on Foursquare, gives Mars its first mayor
10.03.12

NASA's Curiosity rover checks in on Foursquare, gives Mars its first mayor

Yes, seriously. NASA announced on Wednesday that its Curiosity rover had "checked in" on Mars via...

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09.28.12
NASA's Curiosity rover finds ancient streambed on Mars, evidence of 'vigorous' water flow
09.28.12

NASA's Curiosity rover finds ancient streambed on Mars, evidence of 'vigorous' water flow

Curiosity may have spent a while limbering up for the mission ahead, but now it's found evidence o...

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