NASA wanted to see whether smartphones could beam back photos from space, so scientists put three into boxes and attached them to the Antares rocket to find out.
Smartphones can check e-mail, record videos and even stream NPR. Now NASA has discovered they make pretty decent satellites, too.
The cell phone has revolutionized how people communicate and now, it's ushering in a new era for satellites.
From a NASA perspective, manufacturing is key - always has been - to what we do in space.
NASA is showing off a new generation of satellites that are capable of all sorts of extra-terrestrial work - and they are powered by something you probably already own.
NASA is developing other types of miniaturized satellites, including these PhoneSats.
Nasa plans to launch an enormous, ultra-thin sail into space to see whether it is possible to use the pressure of the sunlight to provide propellant-free transport capabilities.
Wie says he can adapt already-existing technologies developed for space travel and military uses to make his plan work.
Technology developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory led to the creation of a vital tool for physicians.
NASA Space Technology’s Game Changing Development Program has selected eight proposals to develop advanced thermal control system technologies for future spacecraft.