Antares Orb-3 Rocket Explosion and Frightening Incineration Captured by Up Close Launch Pad Videos/Photos: Pt. 2

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Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the sudden catastrophic explosion of Orbital Sciences Antares Orb 3 rocket seconds after blastoff and destructive incineration as it plummets into a hellish inferno at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. Credit: […]
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  • On: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:59:01 +0000

Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing

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An op-ed by Mike Snyder, lead engineer for Made In Space, whose 3D printer just produced its first part aboard the International Space Station.
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  • On: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:01:36 EST

The Search for Dark Energy Just Got Easier

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Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. For decades, the most widely accepted explanation is that the cosmos is permeated by a mysterious force known as “dark energy”. In addition to being responsible for cosmic acceleration, […]
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  • On: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:19:02 +0000

How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration

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The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part today (Nov. 21). The milestone moment marks a big step toward a future in which humanity explores far beyond its home planet, some experts say.
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  • On: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:40:08 EST

Space Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st Part

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The milestone marks a key step toward a future in which voyaging spaceships print out their own spare parts on the go and colonists on other worlds make what they need from the dirt beneath their boots, 3D printing advocates say.
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  • On: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:36:31 EST

How Orion Capsule's First Flight Test Works (Infographic)

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The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.
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  • On: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:03:23 EST

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