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Day and night, and across seasons, the instrument generates breathable oxygen from the Red Planet’s thin atmosphere.

MIT's MOXIE experiment reliably produces oxygen on Mars

Most materials – from rubber bands to steel beams – thin out as they are stretched, but engineers can use origami’s interlocking ridges and precise folds to reverse this tendency and build devices that grow wider as they are pulled apart.

Researchers unfolded elegant equations to explain the enigma of expanding origami

When you ask people to name a few cutting-edge technologies, they’ll probably mention artificial intelligence, quantum computing, autonomous vehicles, perhaps synthetic biology… but probably not welding. But while welding usually doesn’t make front page headlines, it has many interesting facets. It involves materials science, robotics, metallurgy, and, yes, machine learning. And you need welding for making all kinds of things: buildings, for example; bicycles, ships, aircraft, cars, kitchenware, power plants, turbines, body implants, textiles–and rockets.

Welding: What's new? And what does it have to do with going to the Moon?

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has now successfully tested high temperature structures, advanced measurement techniques and design tools for the re-entry phase with the STORT (Schlüsseltechnologien für hochenergetische Rückkehrflüge von Trägerstufen) flight experiment.

Successful high-speed flight experiments with new sounding rocket configuration

The agency’s mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon takes a big step forward as engineers deliver a major component of the spacecraft.

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission Completes Main Body of the Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the green light to build the flight models of the spacecraft and science payload for the PLATO mission to search for extrasolar planets.

PLATO clears decisive hurdle

In the future, mass transportation will almost certainly involve self-driving vehicles. The aerospace industry is pushing that idea even further, all the way to space, but the results for autonomous small spacecraft have been mixed.

Student-built CubeSats to rendezvous in space

In this episode, we talk about MIT’s new ion propelled hovering rover destined to change the way we explore our universe and an emergency drone coming from TUM hoping to reduce the fatalities caused by cardiac arrest episodes.

Podcast: Drones to Explore Space and Save Lives on Earth

At 09:20 local time (13:20 CET) on 25 December 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was launched from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its journey to the second Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system (L2), 1.5 million kilometres from Earth.

A new focus on the evolution of the Universe

A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.

MIT engineers test an idea for a new hovering rover

As NASA prepares to launch the James Webb Space Telescope in December, the Webb team is especially proud reflecting on their work for the mission, which spans more than two decades and primarily focused on development and testing of the mirrors in extreme cold temperatures at which Webb will operate

Marshall, Mirrors, and Mission History with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope aims to take us to the unexplored realm of our cosmic origins. From observing the formation of the first stars and galaxies to looking for the possibility of life on other planets, the telescope will play a major role in the future of space exploration.

James Webb Space Telescope Science Instruments Explained

University of Michigan researchers were able to accurately predict when and where the probe would cross an important barrier in the sun's atmosphere.

Parker Solar Probe data bolsters theories in long-running solar riddle

Engineers are developing the crucial hardware needed for a series of daring space missions that will be carried out in the coming decade.

NASA Begins Testing Robotics to Bring First Samples Back From Mars

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