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Space Tech Journal
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 27, 2021
Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 22, 2021
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, VIPER will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket for delivery to the Moon by Astrobotic's Griffin lander under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 16, 2021
SpaceX Launches First Tourist Flight From Earth

SpaceX Launches First Tourist Flight From Earth

On Wednesday, September 15 at 8:02 p.m. EDT, 00:02 UTC on September 16, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission - the world's first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit - from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 15, 2021
Affordable Housing in Outer Space:  Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Affordable Housing in Outer Space: Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds - making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 8, 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 31, 2021
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site. Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 30, 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2021
New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2021
Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Among our solar system's many moons, Saturn's Titan stands out - it's the only moon with a substantial atmosphere and liquid on the surface. It even has a weather system like Earth's, though it rains methane instead of water. Might it also host some kind of life?
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Two astronauts in the Shenzhou 12 crew have successfully exited the cabin. Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming achieved a spacewalk outside the core module of the new space station to instal a coolant pump..
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to test space junk removal technologies for Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a Finnish company dedicated to the sustainable use of space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 22, 2021
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, VIPER will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket for delivery to the Moon by Astrobotic's Griffin lander under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 16, 2021
SpaceX Launches First Tourist Flight From Earth

SpaceX Launches First Tourist Flight From Earth

On Wednesday, September 15 at 8:02 p.m. EDT, 00:02 UTC on September 16, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission - the world's first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit - from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 31, 2021
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site. Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2021
New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Two astronauts in the Shenzhou 12 crew have successfully exited the cabin. Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming achieved a spacewalk outside the core module of the new space station to instal a coolant pump..
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to test space junk removal technologies for Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a Finnish company dedicated to the sustainable use of space.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 27, 2021
Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 15, 2021
Affordable Housing in Outer Space:  Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Affordable Housing in Outer Space: Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds - making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 8, 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 30, 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2021
Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Among our solar system's many moons, Saturn's Titan stands out - it's the only moon with a substantial atmosphere and liquid on the surface. It even has a weather system like Earth's, though it rains methane instead of water. Might it also host some kind of life?
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
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