The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the branch of the United States government that is responsible for space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics and aerospace research. It was established in 1958 and is famous for the Apollo moon-landing missions, Skylab space station, Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Orion spacecraft.
Boeing's concept SUGAR Volt plane features foldable wings and uses a combination of electric and traditional fuel power.
20 | December 30, 2012 1:52pm |
Scientific American named their biggest stories of the year. Which did they get wrong or forget?
5 | December 27, 2012 8:32pm |
Santa's workload has increased dramatically as world's population of children has grown; his sleigh's Christmas journey to all the good girls and boys is now producing some astounding physics stats.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:24pm |
In a fascinating video, NASA corrects the confusion over Mayan calendar cycles and tells us what the date 12/21/2012 really means.
8 | December 21, 2012 4:05am |
Air pollution impacts human health, but does it also impact how we work?
4 | December 19, 2012 11:45am |
If the world was coming to an end, where would you prefer to spend your last few days on planet Earth?
December 16, 2012 7:57am |
A new prototype system aims to keep remote flights safe and assist pilots in avoiding major storms.
December 12, 2012 5:42am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about climate change.
11 | December 10, 2012 12:23am |
Commercial access to the moon could become a reality if a new venture is able to secure enough pre-sales to build out a mission infrastructure.
2 | December 9, 2012 6:10pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about cybersecurity trends in 2012.
December 6, 2012 12:28am |
By this time next year, you'll be able to monitor your health by holding up a small gadget to your head and reading your vital signs on a smartphone. Also, disposable urine and saliva readers.
1 | December 4, 2012 10:19pm |
Wants to grow them for food and oxygen. Maybe it's time to change our name to SmartPlanets - plural. Martian melanzana, anyone?
2 | December 4, 2012 9:03am |
Drones can deliver medicine and emergency supplies -- and perhaps shake up the retail world, too. So says the leader of Matternet, a startup creating a network of unmanned aerial vehicles.
December 2, 2012 8:32pm |
A British company passes a major milestone developing a "spaceplane" that takes off and lands on a runway.
14 | November 28, 2012 5:09am |
It takes years to prepare and test computers for space missions. In the meantime, processor technology advances by light years.
November 20, 2012 2:15pm |
Explore the stars closest to our sun, from your browser.
November 16, 2012 8:32am |
According to reports, the U.S. military and other federal agencies are being sold fake technological products.
1 | November 11, 2012 5:00pm |
The "Falcon Project" deploys a scientific approach to finding the mythical Sasquatch, but is such research legitimate science?
16 | November 7, 2012 4:36am |
Just because you're orbiting Earth doesn't mean you can't participate in its politics.
November 6, 2012 5:22am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
3 | November 1, 2012 1:04am |