Fringe

July 7, 2014

36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines Successfully Fired Up by Private Team

An old NASA spacecraft under the control of a private team fired its thrusters yesterday (July 2) for the first time in a generation. NASA’s International Sun-Earth […]
July 1, 2014

NASA pulls FLYING SAUCER out of Pacific ocean

NASA has successfully test-flown its “flying saucer” – the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) – after weather conditions permitted the trial on Saturday. The LDSD is a concept lander […]
June 30, 2014

NASA Launches 'Flying Saucer' to Test Mars Landing Tech

New NASA gear that could help humanity set up an outpost on Mars has gotten its first test flight. The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) […]
June 26, 2014

Nasa to test flying saucer to send equipment to Mars

Nasa is going into the flying saucer business. The saucer will eventually be used for landing large payloads on Mars. Nasa had hoped to launch a […]
June 25, 2014

Tokyo robot museum guides look eerily human

The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almost. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi […]
June 24, 2014

Greetings from Earth! NASA Spacecraft to Carry Message for Aliens

A NASA probe that’s expected to leave the solar system after it finishes its mission at Pluto and beyond will carry a message intended for any […]
June 23, 2014

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. They spotted the object […]
June 21, 2014

NASA wants to capture an asteroid in 2019

NASA has been talking for some time now about its Asteroid Redirect Mission, a plan to snatch an asteroid out of space and send it into lunar […]
June 18, 2014

How To Make A New Planet Home

The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years […]