Space Technology

  • Water Management in Space - How It's Done

    Water recycling and reuse is extremely important aboard spaceships that must support life for long periods of time. Modern-day methods of purifying and recycling water can be used out in space. Read on to learn more about current and future spacecraft...
    By William Durfey July 25, 2011 

  • Excalibur Almaz Limited - Affordable Commercial Space Flights

    Excalibur Almaz Limited is an international space exploration company, headquartered on the Isle of Man. EA may hold the key to affordable space tourism, through its frugal approach of updating vehicles from the abandoned Soviet space project Almaz. The...
    By VinceSummers July 4, 2011 

  • The Potential of Space Mining

    Celestial objects are made entirely of valuable materials. Space mining is the process of mining objects in space in order to harvest these various materials.
    By vancepreed June 30, 2011 


  • History and Effects of Using Nuclear Weapons in Space

    Long since a steady facet of science fiction, the use of nuclear missiles in space has become a real possibility. During a brief period of time, nearly two dozen tests were conducted in Earth's orbit. Since the Cold War, however, this has been relegated...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 29, 2011 

  • Small Satellites Bring New Players into the Space Research Game

    Picosatellites and nanosatellites are miniaturized satellites that allow universities, research institutions and smaller nations to participate in space-based research.
    By VinceSummers June 27, 2011 

  • Civil Engineering in Space

    Our terrestrial experience with toxic remediation, realized recycling efficiency, natural resource management, and other sustainable civil engineering impacts should universally apply to our future space suburbia.
    By John Moehring June 20, 2011 


  • The Role of Sounding Rockets

    Sounding rockets are used to measure the properties of the upper atmosphere as well as to take ‘snapshots’ of phenomena in outer space. These rockets simply fly straight up, then fall back to Earth. But in doing so they give us much data on...
    By George Adcock June 18, 2011 

  • All About Astronomical Timepieces

    Tick, tock, tick, tock...what in the world is an astronomical timepiece? Find out where these clocks originated, how they work, and where they can be found today.
    By Donna Cosmato June 12, 2011 

  • Countries with Robots in Space

    A recent report on the Chinese space program's use of robots fired up an on going controversy over the superiority of robots versus man in space. Read on to find out about other countries developing robots for space applications and the coming projects...
    By Reeja Mathew June 9, 2011 

  • LightSail 1: Sailing Through Space

    Solar sails are a fantastic concept, an application of old navigation concepts and with new discoveries in the dynamics of our Solar System—but there has yet to be a functioning model. The Planetary Society's LightSail 1 project might just change...
    By allychevalier June 1, 2011 
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