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The IT behind Alan Shepard's space flight

Alan Shepard became the first U.S. astronaut 50 years ago today. The mission set off a 50-year string leading to companies like Space-X and Virgin Galactic that are aiming to commercialize space. Here's a look at the computers behind NASA in 1961 and what counted as "high-speed" data transmission.

May 4, 2011 by

easyLearn Solar System | Earth Science HD

'easyLearn Solar System' is a simple & interactive way for kids to learn about the Solar System, Space and Astronomy. The facts are...

December 9, 2014 By Anu Vasuki

Astronaut Jamie

The young astronaut Jamie goes to an exciting space travel to study the Solar System. Help him overcome all the dangerous obstacles. "Astronaut...

November 26, 2014 By Simwer

Still waiting for space-tweet

Astronaut Mike Massamino, Astro_Mike has promised to tweet from the space mission to repair Hubble, but we haven't heard anything from him in the last 17 hours. Guess he can't get a Wi-Fi connection.

May 11, 2009 by

NASA robots on Moses Lake dunes

According to the Tri-City Herald, WA, NASA engineers in space suits have tested new robotic vehicles for two weeks on the dunes of Moses Lake, WA. These robots could be used on future NASA missions on the Moon and on Mars. According to the newspaper, five robotic vehicles were tested: 'a six-wheeled lunar truck, a six-legged all-terrain vehicle that can carry payloads or astronaut habitats, an autonomous drilling rover, a mapping robot and a crane that can stand on its head to load itself onto a transport.' But read more...

June 12, 2008 by

Holographic storage ships next month!

Even since astronaut Dave Bowman disconnected the HAL 9000's holographic memory in 2001: A Space Odyssey techies have been wondering when we could buy real holographic storage. Now we know: May, 2008.

April 18, 2008 by

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