First Ever Mars Bedrock Sample Collected by Curiosity Rover

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Last summer, the Curiosity rover touched down on the Martian surface and space geeks from around the world, myself included, rejoiced at the accomplishment. That little rover has been roaming around on Mars for the last few months and now it has drilled a hole into the Red Planet and collected some bedrock.

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Android in Space? Nexus One Powering Nano-Satellite Program

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That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for the Nexus One. That’s right, the two year old Google Nexus One is making its way into space. No, astronauts aren’t taking the phone into space so they can get their Angry Birds Stars Wars on, instead they are basically launching the phone into space as part of the “PhoneSat Program”.

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Unique Aircraft Concept Rotates at 90 degrees, Can Travel Coast-to-Coast in 2 Hours

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The University of Miami has begun working on quite a unique concept plane. This aircraft actually goes supersonic with 90 degrees rotation. The project hopes to deliver a top speed of about Mach 2.0 (around 1500 MPH)- this means it would allow passengers to travel from the East to West Coast in about two hours! The craft concept can even hold up to seventy people.

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NASA Engineer Designs Cricket Trailer for Camping Trips

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As you prepare to whip out the bug spray and water filter for your annual camping trip, you might consider a little bit of NASA technology as part of that camping trip. Garret Finney worked on habitation modules for the International Space Station while working at NASA, but he has now taken that passion for efficient living to the world of camping trailers.

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Jeff Bezos Worried About Piled Up Cash, Wants To Raise Apollo 11 Rockets

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Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos is, as you know, a billionaire. And that is why when most other people work overtime for paying the monthly rent, he gets to do interesting stuff like raising rocket engines from the bottom of the ocean. Bezos has announced that his exploration team has found the five F-1 rockets that carried the Apollo 11 rocket into space.

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Robo-Glove Developed By NASA And GM (Video)

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Your older brother’s arm wrestling grip is killing you? The Human Grasp Assist device might be able to give you a helping hand (or a helping glove actually). The device, which is also known as Robo-Glove or K-Glove, is the result of the collaboration between GM and NASA and has been developed to help astronauts and autoworkers stay away from stress injuries.

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Space Elevator Concept From Japan

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Are you amazed after hearing about the travel distance of an elevator in the Burj Khalifa? Then get ready for this new concept from Tokyo-based construction company Obayashi Corp. The Japanese company has come out with their space elevator concept which involves constructing a space cable, which extends a quarter of the way to the moon from the Earth’s surface.

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World’s First Zero Gravity Roller Coaster Inspired By NASA’s KC-135

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The new ride has been inspired by NASA’s KC-135, an astronaut training aircraft which is also known by the name “Vomit Comet”. For getting astronauts used to the sensation of space travel, the KC-135 performs parabolic plunges which give its passengers the feeling of weightlessness.

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