It's the 'Holy Grail' for scientists wanting to collect data from many locations at same time.
NASA is providing funding for a proof-of-concept study.
Proposal for satellite that could beam solar power back to us now under study.
If only the critic had attended the NASA Innovative Advance Concepts Spring Symposium last week in Pasadena.
A Space Debris Elimination (SpaDE) initiative would make use of blasts of air from within Earth's atmosphere to take out orbiting debris.
NASA's new chief technologist toured CFD Research today, and called the Huntsville-based technology company's work a "great example" of the kind of innovation that happens when NASA can support small businesses.
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Within the next five years, chances are that 3D printing will have become so advanced that we will be able to upload design specifications to a massive robot, press print, and watch as it spits out a concrete house in less than a day.
Spurred by the Apollo I launch pad fire in 1967, NASA (and its big budget) soon embarked on finding better protection for its employees.
"At NASA, we do systems engineering," he said. "We're here to help you do better."