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NASA unveils its first electric airplane – a work in progress

9 November 2019, 8:35 AM

NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

28 October 2019, 7:47 AM

The Pentagon’s secretive X-37B spaceplane landed in Florida on Sunday after a record-long orbital flight lasting more than two years, the US Air Force said, capping the latest test mission for an array of military technologies.

NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

26 October 2019, 8:50 PM

NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface, an effort to evaluate the vital resource ahead of a planned human return to the moon in 2024 to possibly use it for astronauts to drink and to make rocket fuel, the US space agency said on Friday.

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NASA eyeing Inflatable space habitats for Moon, Mars and beyond

17 October 2019, 8:36 PM

When astronauts orbit the moon, or live on its surface in the decade ahead, they will probably be doing so inside inflatable space lodges now in development.

Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate star

27 September 2019, 8:19 AM

Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating a extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA’s planet-hunting telescope.

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