NASA May Use A "Space Shotgun" To Target Near Earth Asteroids

NASA wants to chip off a big piece of a near-earth asteroid so that it can send a manned mission to retrieve samples without having to fly outside the moon’s orbit to do so. The only problem is that they need to know composition and strength of what they are about to chip away. This is where Honeybee Robotics thinks… »9/21/15 12:09pm9/21/15 12:09pm

NASA's Orion Capsule Makes Perfect Test Landing, Minus A Few Parachutes

NASA hasn’t sent humans into space on its own spacecraft since the Space Shuttle orbiters retired, so they really want to be sure things are working properly before astronauts climb aboard the next-generation Orion capsule. Earlier today, NASA simulated a “Minimum System Test” in which some of Orion’s parachutes were… »8/26/15 7:07pm8/26/15 7:07pm