Space and NASA

If the ‘bots are taking over space, or exploring a distant planet – put it in this category, please.

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Moon rover, Scarab, will drill and test the Moon’s surface

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan is in the early stages of designing a mission to the Moon. The proposed mission places a walking, two legged robot on the Lunar surface in the year 2020. The proposal is being considered as a part of Japan’s new space strategy, and will be further decided after public input has been taken. Should the […]

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA’s ARES is a Martian UAV designed to fly at one mile above the surface of Mars. ARES has a 6.5 Meter wingspan and will provide very high resolution images of the Martian surface. Once flying above Mars, ARES will stream video in real time and take atmospheric samples to check for the presence of biological gases on Mars.

Satellite Collision a US Military Test? Says Who!

A retired Russian General has claimed the ‘accidental crash’ between a Russian and US Iridium communications satellite was no accident. According to Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Leonid Shershnev, former head of Russian military space intelligence, the crash may really be a conspiracy – a US ploy to test the feasibility of controlling or disabling hostile satellites.  Source: Official […]

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Lawn-Mower Sized Robots could Help Build a Lunar Base

Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have found a way to use riding lawn-mower sized construction robots to prepare our Moon’s surface for a NASA outpost. The goal of the project was to figure out how to reduce the disruption of Moon dust when outpost rockets land or take off. Since the Moon […]