Innovations: Space


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Our discovery of new planets could launch a modern Age of Exploration

Kepler just found an Earth-like habitable planet. What’s to keep us from getting there?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2014

NASA wisely capitalizes on ‘Gravity’s’ success at Oscars

The agency capitalized on “Gravity’s” success as a way to remind everyone of the wonders of space.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Space

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014

An epic video of the sun

NASA releases scintillating footage of the sun that was taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

By Matt McFarland  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014

A striking photo of Saturn

A newly released photo offers a good look at the planet.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 01/31/2014

5 beautiful photos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is constantly capturing remarkable images.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:46 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013

International Space Station operations slow after cooling loop shuts down

NASA says the six-man crew is safe as work is underway to determine what is causing the issue.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 12/09/2013

World View on verge of accepting reservations for trips to near space

World View will begin accepting reservations Wednesday to travel to the edge of space.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:52 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/27/2013

What’s Thanksgiving like in space? Lots of of dehydrated green bean casserole.

You haven’t lived till you’ve celebrated on the International Space Station. Two astronauts tell us how.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The beautiful Saturn photo that makes the Earth look like a tiny dot

NASA releases a stunning image of Saturn that show its remarkable rings and makes Earth look small.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Space

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Dark matter: What we know and why you should care

The next frontier in science is finding something that we know exists, but can’t see, smell or touch. That’s dark matter.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:33 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2013

One hair proves how easy it is to move in space

Check out this neat trick from astronaut Karen Nyberg on the international space station.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013

A lot of people are game for a one-way ticket to Mars -- more than 100,000 of them

The Dutch non-profit that's offering one-way tickets for a highly improbable mission to colonize Mars reaches a milestone.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013

A robotic first, a rover's first year and a new Doctor for the Tardis

A talking, humanoid robot heads to space, the Mars rover Curiosity's year on Mars and the new Doctor.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013

A new look at the Andromeda Galaxy and Trask Industries gets a Web site (Innovations in 5)

A new look at the Andromeda galaxy, and the new promotional Web site for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past".

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Astronomer uses Kepler telescope's data in hunt for spacecraft from other worlds

He's sifting through the data to find alien spacecraft passing in front of distant stars.

By Peter Brannen  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Say 'space cheese!' -- Cassini probe is taking our picture from nearly 900 million miles away

Here are five stories we're following today, including the Cassini photograph this evening.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Source of leak in astronaut's space suit remains a mystery

A space-walk was quickly aborted Tuesday after water began to build up in an astronaut's helmet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Should we have a national park on the moon?

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) has introduced a bill that would establish a national park on the moon.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013

The long, long life of Opportunity

Innovations in 5 | The Mars rover Curiosity is turning 10 this month. Nearly 10 years longer than anyone thought it could last.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Galex space telescope goes dark

Innovations in 5 | A space telescope goes dark and Melinda Gates offers her thoughts in innovation in Africa during the president's visit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Get ready, 3D printing may be coming to a planet near you

What if the future of off-planet manufacturing means the use of in situ materials?

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/25/2013

NASA offers look forward to Orion and Kennedy Space Center offers look back at Atlantis

Innovations in 5 | NASA releases a new photo of the Orion space capsule.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013

White House announces new innovation efforts in materials science

Innovations in 5 | The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) turns two today and the trailer for "Jobs" has hit the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Lone Signal will beam your messages into space (where no one will read them)

A California start-up will send your tweet-length message toward a star 17.6 light years away.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Steve Jobs in 1994 interview: My life's work 'will be obsolete by the time I am 50

Innovations in 5 | The Silicon Valley Historical Association releases video from a 1994 interview with Steve Jobs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/18/2013

White House, NASA want help hunting asteroids

The White House and NASA on Tuesday will ask the public for help finding asteroids that potentially could slam into the Earth with catastrophic consequences.

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:50 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Ryan Gosling and now Taylor Swift: The feminist remixing of celebrity identity

Innovations in 5 | When it comes to celebrity image control, the playing field is leveling a bit for fans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Here come the real Terminators

Perhaps it's time to take a deep breath and ask, "What exactly are we letting our government build these days?"

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Space, Technology

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Gliding down Martian sand dunes 'on cushions of gas' and Google, Burberry send kisses

Innovations in 5 | A new discovery on Mars and Google teams up with Burberry to send kisses.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Report highlights STEM workers who often go ignored

Innovations in 5 | A new report shows many who contribute to the STEM economy are going unnoticed.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013

NASA, LEGO team up to give your kids — and you — something to do this summer

Fresh off of the unveiling of their largest model ever—a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter—LEGO is now teaming up with the real-life space explorers, NASA, for a new design competition.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Space, Technology

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Can NASA really lasso an asteroid?

If the recent spate of asteroid flybys has you a bit freaked out, don't worry. NASA is working on it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/01/2013

When you think gyroscopes, go ahead and think the future of spacesuits and jet packs, too

Draper Laboratory, along with NASA, MIT and Jonson Space Center, is developing a new suit to allow astronauts to simulate a gravity-like force in space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/31/2013

A big (really big) asteroid called 1998 QE2 is passing by Earth today

The asteroid passing by earth is big enough to have its own moon, but it's not coming close to us. And it's not named after Queen Elizabeth II.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Video

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Elon Musk dreams big

Venture Beat | At D11, Musk talked about reinventing the automobile, exploring space, reinventing high speed rail and the definition of "innovation".

By Dylan Tweney  |  07:41 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology, Venture Beat

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The international space station to get a 3D printer next year

Venture Beat | Few emerging technologies have as much potential to change the future of space exploration as 3D printing. And NASA wants to make that future happen.

By Ricardo Bilton  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology, Venture Beat

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/28/2013

NASA's solar-electric propulsion engine and a real-world lightsaber (sort of)

NASA reveals an image of a solar-electric propulsion thruster currently in development and a video shows a powerful hand-held laser that appears to work a lot like a lightsaber.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Innovations in 5: An ailing Everest, unhappy CIOs and Jennifer Lopez's mobile shopping experience

An 80 year old has climbed Mt. Everest, and Jennifer Lopez has a new mobile storefront experience for the Hispanic community.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Chris Hadfield on his recovery: 'I'm readapting to it physically and mentally'

Chris Hadfield discusses with members of the press his experience in space and the recovery afterward.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 05/17/2013

When 'innovation' isn't enough

The same team that's bringing you the Jetsons and inviting Apple CEO Tim Cook to the State of the Union is also the same team that seems to be tripping over old-world politics?

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:21 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Innovations in 5: Watch the brightest explosion ever recorded on the moon

A meteoroid collision on the moon produced the brightest flash scientists and researchers have ever seen.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Chris Hadfield's '15 minutes' continue with Ryan Gosling-related meme

We found at least one critic of Chris Hadfield's performance in space, but we also found another site where he breaks into a meme solely occupied by actor Ryan Gosling.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Video

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Innovations in 5: The United States of Google and NASA gets some new tech

Google CEO Larry Page proposes reserving a part of the world for technological experimentation, NASA gets a new supercomputer and spacecraft prototype and Star Wars and Doctor Who fans have it out, sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Ames official on Kepler mission: 'I really wouldn't write it off at this point.' (Audio)

NASA officials offered further details as to the state of the Earth-hunting Kepler spacecraft on a conference call Wednesday

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:36 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/14/2013

The fear that drives our alien belief

Most of us would rather believe in aliens than accept the meaningless vastness of the universe.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Space

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Innovations in 5: Skylab turns 40 today

America's first space station turns 40 today, Angeline Jolie reveals that she has undergone a double mastectomy and Google releases a video exploring the potential for Glass.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:40 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Innovations in 5: 3D printers don't make guns, people do

Could the debate over 3D-printed guns freeze the 3D printing industry? Innovations in 5 addresses this as well as the space walk scheduled to fix a leak on the international space station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Harvard's Ash Center announces 'Top 25 Innovations in Government'

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation releases its Top 25 Innovations in Government list. See what made the cut.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Health, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Innovations in 5: The Web turns 20

The World Wide Web turns 20 today; there are some interesting findings on the power of conspiracy theories, and a post on how to prevent burn out.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 04/29/2013

'The Rose': The beautiful, massive storm on Saturn

NASA captures an image of a storm on Saturn, nicknamed "The Rose."

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:48 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Space, Technology

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Human mission to Mars is no longer just a dream

A human voyage to the planet is now, for the first time, within the realm of possibility, according to space advocates inside and outside government.

By Marc Kaufman  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Watch Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo go supersonic (video)

Virgin Galactic's craft ShapeShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, going supersonic over the Mojave Desert.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Would you take a one-way ticket to Mars?

The Mars One first-round mission applications are open, but would you take a one-way ticket to the red planet. Here's a look at what the Dutch non-profit has in mind.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Photos, Space, Technology