Made in Space reveals the Archinaut, a robot-operated factory in the sky

Made in Space reveals the Archinaut, a robot-operated factory in the sky
 Made in Space Inc. is known as the company behind the 3D printers on board the International Space Station. Astronauts have used the startup’s AMF, or Additive Manufacturing Facility on the ISS, to churn out everything from finger splints to tools, sculptures and even other printer parts. Now, the company is revealing a video rendering of its larger Archinaut system, a factory in the… Read More


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Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That’ll Soon Jet Around the ISS

Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That’ll Soon Jet Around the ISS

Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That’ll Soon Jet Around the ISS

Astrobee will float around assisting astronauts in a range of tasks. It’s a fascinating glimpse at NASA’s robotic future in space. The post Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That’ll Soon Jet Around the ISS appeared first on WIRED.
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Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS

Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS

Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS

The ISS is a major launch platform for CubeSats—it has ejected more than 100 small payloads from companies and universities into orbit in the past few years. The post Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS appeared first on WIRED.
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Watch NASA's first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch

Watch NASA's first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch
Rocket launch videos are typically captured from afar, putting you in the shoes of a spectator in the crowd. NASA's live coverage of an Orbital Cygnus spacecraft's ISS resupply mission, however, will take you to the launch pad itself. For the first t…
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Watch astronaut Peggy Whitson's historic spacewalk

Watch astronaut Peggy Whitson's historic spacewalk
Dr. Peggy Whitson, the first woman to command the ISS, might soon also hold the record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. She's scheduled to step out of the ISS today (March 30th), and once she does, she'll have eclipsed the number of tim…
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NASA prepares the ISS for its second space taxi dock

NASA prepares the ISS for its second space taxi dock
NASA has begun preparing the ISS' second space taxi dock for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon. Flight controllers at NASA Johnson Space Center have taken control of the station's robotic arm, the Canadarm 2, to relocate one of its…
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NASA trains astronauts with zero-G virtual reality

NASA trains astronauts with zero-G virtual reality
To train ISS astronauts, NASA uses physical mockups, zero-G "vomit comet" airplane rides, neutral buoyancy (underwater) and other pricey and complex schemes. However, virtual reality has become a new option, allowing astronauts to do realistic traini…
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SpaceX recovers Dragon capsule loaded with science and research from the ISS

SpaceX recovers Dragon capsule loaded with science and research from the ISS
 The final stage of SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission for the International Space Station wrapped up Sunday, with recovery of the Dragon capsule it launched on February 19. The capsule was carrying 4,500 pounds of supplies and scientific experiment equipment when it made its way to the ISS, which was transferred over by ISS astronauts over the course of the past few weeks. Dragon made… Read More


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Visit the ISS in virtual reality with an Oculus Rift

Visit the ISS in virtual reality with an Oculus Rift
Most of us will (sadly) never be able to visit the ISS in person and will have to make do with photos and videos of the orbiting lab. If you have an Oculus Rift, though, you have a far more immersive choice: a true-to-life simulation you can visit in…
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