NASA eyes highly versatile carbon-nanotube technology for different spaceflight applications

NASA photograph by Bill HrybykJohn Hagopian (left) collaborated with instrument scientist Lucy Lim to develop a new instrument that relies on carbon nanotubes...

NASA team investigates ultrafast laser machining for multiple spaceflight applications

(Photo Credit: Bill Hrybyk/NASA)Steve Li (left), Frankie Micalizzi (middle), and Robert Lafon (right) are using an ultrafast laser to bond dissimilar materials and...

NASA looking to tiny technology for big payoffs

NASA photographNASA works with industry partner Nanocomp Technologies Inc. of Merrimack, New Hampshire, to advance manufacturing of carbon nanotube composite materials. On Oct....

AFRL erosion testing is out of this world

Photograph courtesy of NASA/JPL-CaltechThe AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Erosion Team conducted a series of coatings durability tests for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover,...

Virgin Galactic helps NASA mature space tech

Virgin Galactic photographThe NASA Johnson technology payload is loaded into Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Dec. 13, 2018. The payload flew again on the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne photographHot-fire test of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s ISE-100 thruster conducted at the company’s Redmond, Wash., test facility Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of...

2016 highlights space technologies used in daily life on Earth

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer. These...

WorldView-4 to expand availability of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery

Photograph by Peter MerlinOn Nov. 11, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force...

Lockheed Martin submits proposals for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF program

Lockheed Martin has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force's GPS III Follow On program, which will add enhanced capabilities...

DARPA provides state-of-the-art bionic arms to Walter Reed

https://youtu.be/hEltvQx583g The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis, according to a...