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The First 3-D Printer in Space Makes Its First Object: A Spare Part → 
11.26.14 It's not only the first part printed in space, it's really the first object truly manufactured off planet Earth.

Contour Crafting wins Grand Prize of Create the Future design contest  
10.01.14 NIAC Fellow Berok Khoshnevis wins the Grand Prize of the prestigious Create the Future design contest.

Super Ball Bot - Structures for Planetary Landing and Exploration  →
Small, light-weight and low-cost missions will become increasingly important to NASA's exploration goals.

When astronauts breathe on Mars, they'll thank MIT professor  →
For MOXIE, the robotic machine simply needs to start sucking carbon dioxide out of the Martian atmosphere to get going.

Goleta Based Space Company Could Power NASA To Mars  →
Administrator Bolden and NASA officials visit Deployable Space Systems to view State-Of-The-Art Technology.

Recycling on Mars  →
On a Mars mission, “sustainability is not an option,” Flynn says. It’s a requirement.

Sen. Tim Kaine tours Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley in Hampton  →
Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton are feeling the pinch of budget uncertainty in Washington, but Sen. Tim Kaine says Congress might clear that up in the coming weeks.

Sen. Tim Kaine visits NASA Langley  →
As part of a two-week tour of the Commonwealth, Sen. Tim Kaine made a stop in Hampton Roads Tuesday.

NASA's Testing Saucer-Shaped Designs for Mars Landing  →
The objects resemble flying saucers, but actually are designed to help spacecraft slow down after screaming into the Martian atmosphere.

NASA Debuts Saucer-Shaped Test Vehicle For Future Mars Missions  →
It's not exactly a flying saucer, but a new lightweight spacecraft from NASA soon hopes to reach the skies of distant planets in our solar system.

NASA's Tiny 'PhoneSats' From Smartphones Show Promise  →
PhoneSats have a future — perhaps as low-cost weather satellites or Earth-observation platforms.

CMG Research Showing Promise For Spacesuit Stability  →
Advances in CMG and battery technologies as well as computer algorithms are merging with NASA’s human deep-space exploration ambitions to drive the work.

Administrator Bolden and Rep. Honda Check Out PhoneSats at NASA Ames  →
During the PhoneSats brief stint in space, they communicated with ground stations and even managed to send back photos of the earth.

"Comet Biter" Developed
Mexican engineer obtains support to bring to Earth samples of dust and rocks.

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