• International Space Station researcher Mike Fossum, commander of Expedition 29, puts one of the Smart SPHERES through its paces.

    'Smart SPHERES' Tested Successfully on Space Station

    12.19.11 - In November, a free-flying robot on the International Space Station successfully gathered and delivered motion data via a new smartphone controller.

  • COCOA

    Webb Telescope Receives COCOA this Winter

    12.15.11 - Engineers working on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope are bringing out the COCOA, but it's not going to help them keep warm.

  • Students Jesse Palmer and Andre Marks Burnier verify presence of a gene necessary for power cell project.

    NASA-Supported Student Team Wins iGEM Contest

    12.13.11 - A team of nine undergraduate students from Brown and Stanford universities understood this potential and visited NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., last summer, to make the first contributions of synthetic biology to human space exploration and sustained colonization as members of a combined Brown-Stanford team.

  • Artist's concept of comet harpoon

    NASA Developing Comet Harpoon

    12.13.11 - What's the best way to collect a sample from a comet? NASA engineers think a harpoon may be the answer.

  • Google Apps

    NASA Tests New Smart Card Access to Google Apps

    12.08.11 - NASA recently began a pilot using Google Apps that will help workers in today's business environment. NASA IT Labs sponsored the pilot to meet the growing demand from workers to access resources on any device.

  • Mars imaged by Opportunity using the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) system

    NASA Presents Software of the Year Award

    12.08.11 - Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS), novel autonomy software that has been operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since December 2009, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.

  • Norah Jones and Piers Sellers

    NASA Spinoffs

    12.02.11 - Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from?

  • NanoSail D Over Leiden, the Netherlands

    NASA's Nanosail-D 'Sails' Home -- Mission Complete

    11.29.11 - After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission.

  • Arthur Christmas

    'Arthur Christmas' Features NASA Spinoffs

    11.21.11 - Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from?

  • TDRS satellites, the ISS and Hubble orbiting the Earth

    All Systems Go For Next Comm. Spacecraft

    11.21.11 - The most recent evaluations of NASA's TDRS project confirmed all systems go for a third generation upgrade of the orbiting communications network.