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‘Epigone drone’ pays homage to NASA’s Mars Helicopter | The MagPi #107

Reading Time: 4 minutes Inspired by NASA’s attempt to launch a helicopter on Mars, one maker made an Earth-bound one of her own. And she tells Rosie Hattersley all about it in the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, out now. To avoid being swiped by the drone’s rotors, the Raspberry Pi 4, which uses NASA’s especially written F […]

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DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s Arduino Team — June 7th, 2021 Merely looking at the latest Mars rover, Perseverance, will make almost any nerd giddy with excitement over the amount of cool tech that’s crammed into the vehicle before it gets shot into space. This feeling is what probably inspired Dejan […]

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Meet team behind the mini Raspberry Pi–powered ISS

Reading Time: 6 minutes Quite possibly the coolest thing we saw Raspberry Pi powering last year was ISS Mimic, a mini version of the International Space Station (ISS). We wanted to learn more about the brains that dreamt up ISS Mimic, which uses data from the ISS to mirror exactly what the real thing is doing in orbit. The […]

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13 Raspberry Pis slosh-test space shuttle tanks in zero gravity

Reading Time: 3 minutes High-school student Eleanor Sigrest successfully crowdfunded her way onto a zero-G flight to test her latest Raspberry Pi-powered project. NASA Goddard engineers peer reviewed Eleanor’s experimental design, which detects unwanted movement (or ‘slosh’) in spacecraft fluid tanks. The Raspberry Pi-packed setup The apparatus features an accelerometer to precisely determine the moment of zero gravity, along […]

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NASA, Raspberry Pi and a mini rover

Reading Time: 4 minutes NASA scientist Dr Jamie Molaro plans to conduct potentially ground-breaking research using a Raspberry Pi seismometer and a mini rover. Jamie has been working on a payload-loaded version of NASA’s Open Source Rover In the summer of 2018, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a mini planetary rover with the aim of letting students, […]

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Build your own NASA Curiosity rover

Reading Time: 3 minutes Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. Why wouldn’t you want one of these?! NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory To educate the curious about the use of rovers in space, the Pasadena-based NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) built a mini-rover, ROV-E, to tour classrooms, museums, […]

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Made In Space Wins NASA Contract for Next-Gen ‘Vulcan’ 3D Printer

Reading Time: 2 minutes California-based company which built the two 3D printers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) secures a NASA contract to continue developing its next-generation Vulcan manufacturing system. As the name implies, Made in Space is a company that specializes in additive manufacturing in space. And they’re pretty established, too. The start-up already has two 3D printers […]

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Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models – 35 Best Sites

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yobi3D is a bleeding edge search engine that helps you find free STL files, and then offers comprehensive features like 3D visualization, sharing, and even one-click 3D printing. With this workflow, you can select any number of 3D printer models and have them fabricated without even touching a 3D printer. The numbers of free STL […]

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Going Interstellar – Laser Propulsion Could Take Humans to Mars in Just 3-Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDuAiA6kX0″ opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] Philip Lubin, a researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Experimental Cosmology Group, has proposed an innovative propulsion method that could eventually transport humans to Mars in 3-days or less. It involves an unmanned spacecraft with a one-meter […]

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IXS Enterprise – NASA Unveils Incredible Design for Warp Drive Spacecraft!

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4n1DwxW5Zk” opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] According to Professor Geraint Lewis, from the University of Sydney, warp speed within the next 100-years is possible, enabling us to travel between galaxies a reality. This concept was part of Einstein’s theory of relativity, which describes how we can […]

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These Aren’t Blueberries, Just Breathtaking Pictures Captured by the Mars Rover Opportunity

Reading Time: < 1 minute No, you aren’t looking at pictures of blueberries scattered over rocks, but real images of the Martian landscape photographed by the Mars Rover Opportunity. The discovery of these Martian clusters a decade ago provided some of the first evidence of liquid water on the red planet.  

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5 Reasons Why People Think the Moon Landings Are a Hoax

Reading Time: 3 minutes The most notable claim is that the six manned landings (1969-1972) were faked and that the twelve Apollo astronauts did not walk on the Moon. Conspiracy theorists (henceforth conspiracists) base their claims on the notion that NASA and others knowingly misled the public into believing the landings happened by manufacturing, destroying, or tampering with evidence; […]

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Destiny – Defeat Earth’s enemies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Discover all that we have lost. Become legend. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Discover all that we have lost. Become […]

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Need some time off your feet? NASA paying volunteers $18K to lie in bed for 70 days

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you just can’t get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you. A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that is tilted downward at a 6 degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000. The study is […]