Japanese Coop Making Humanoid Moon Robot

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A group of Japanese manufacturers are getting together to build a a bipedal, moon-faring robot. Now I’m not sure if the endeavor will produce a sassy Futurama-esque robot or a sad Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy version, but I’m really hoping of the former. I am sure, however, that the Japanese coop named Astro-Technology SOHLA [...more]

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Apr 29 2010
By Nick Upton

Star Wars: Air Force Launches Robotic Space Plane

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Holy crap! Let the Star Wars begin! The Air Force launched an unmanned “space plane” into Earth’s orbit. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle took it’s inaugural flight on an Atlast 5 rocket. The Air Force said the launch was successful, but didn’t say much more. They haven’t said how long the mission will last or [...more]

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Apr 23 2010
By Nick Upton

Obama To NASA: ‘No Moon For You!’

In the 50s, a common vision of the future went like this: an American family packs up the car, drives to their local Spaceport, hops in the 10:35 am rocket and gets ready for a relaxing day-trip to the moon.  Well, now it is the future — the year 2010 — and not only are [...more]

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Feb 14 2010
By Geoffrey Golden

NASA Set To Outsource Space Travel Tech

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NASA and the Obama administration says the future of space travel will depend more on private companies to do the legwork in creating new technology and building the technology for future space travelers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the move is expected to be a part of President Barack Obama’s next budget. After the [...more]

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Jan 27 2010
By Nick Upton