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NASA’s ICON launches to study the boundary between Earth and space

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer or ICON spacecraft is finally in orbit after years of delays and postponed launches. A Northrop Grumman aircraft carried ICON, which was strapped to a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, to an altitude of 39,000 feet. At 9:59 PM EDT on October 10th, the carrier […]

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Northrop’s satellite refueling spacecraft launches on October 9th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Northrop Grumman Space junk is hard to completely avoid when satellites can only carry so much fuel, but that might not be a problem for much longer. Northrop Grumman and NASA are launching a “first-of-its-kind” refueling vessel, the Mission Extension Vehicle, aboard a Russian rocket on October 9th. The inaugural […]

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NASA will soon start testing its first all-electric X-plane

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA The first all electric X-plane, the X-57 Mod II, has arrived at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California and is now ready to undergo some rigorous testing. X-planes are the aircraft the agency uses to test and evaluate new technologies — NASA plans to put this plane’s electric […]

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Hyundai hires a NASA engineer to run its new ‘flying car’ division

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Today, Hyundai threw its hat into the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ring. The company announced that it’s working to develop its own flying vehicles. Hyundai appointed Dr. Jaiwon Shin as head of its new UAM division. Most recently, Shin led NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. At Hyundai, Shin […]

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Lockheed Martin will help take NASA astronauts back to the Moon

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/Radislav Sinyak NASA is going all out to support the Artemis program despite doubts that it can send humanity back to the Moon by 2024. The space agency has awarded Lockheed Martin with the Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC) to supply it with Orion spacecraft for future Artemis missions, […]

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Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/Joel Kowsky The Australian government has announced that it’s joining forces with NASA and supporting its exploration missions to Mars and the Moon, including the Artemis program. Under the partnership, NASA expects Australian businesses and researchers to contribute to its missions’ needs when it comes to robotics, automation, remote asset […]

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Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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Initial Creative Emmy winners include Apple, Netflix and NASA

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP The Creative Arts Emmy awards are only half-finished, but it’s already clear that streaming services are thriving — including a few you might not expect. Netflix came home with the most statuettes on the first night of the awards, receiving a total of 15 compared to ‘just’ eight […]

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These engineers and tech execs want to create a peaceful lunar settlement

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Hartmuth Kintzel / 500px via Getty Images A group of Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers want to create a peaceful, multinational lunar settlement. According to Bloomberg, the San Francisco-based Open Lunar Foundation plans to invest in hardware “to accelerate the exploration and settlement of the moon.” And it’s committed […]

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NASA and ESA will team up to deflect Earth-bound asteroids

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Marc Ward/Stocktrek Images via Getty Images If humanity is going to stop dangerous asteroids, countries will likely have to work together — thankfully, that might just happen. NASA and ESA teams are meeting in Rome next week to discuss progress on on the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment, a joint research […]

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