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ISSpresso Is One Giant Leap for Coffee; Espresso in Outer Space!

For astronauts, brewing coffee in space has meant combining a coffee powder with water reclaimed from urine and other waste. MMmmmm. In space, there’s no gravity for your standard drip coffee, let alone something that can simulate the ...

Virgin Galactic Gets Green Light for Space Flights

British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson’s dreams of shuttling customers into space just became closer to reality than they have ever been. Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, announced that it and the US Federal ...

NASA Reveals Its New Futuristic Spacesuit Prototype

NASA unveiled the newest prototype in its next-generation Z-series spacesuit platform on April 30, 2014. In March, the space organization asked the public to vote on the exterior design for its prototype Z-2 spacesuit. Voters were presented with ...

Is 3D Printing the Next Step in Space Exploration?

Companies are constantly coming up with new uses for 3D printing technology. The medical industry uses 3D printers to create body parts including teeth, joints, and even a 3D printed heart. Other industries use this technology to create jewelry, ...

You Could Pick the Next NASA Spacesuit Design

NASA is currently in the prototype stage of their new spacesuit the Z-2. Travelling to others planets is a serious business, and NASA recognises the constant need for perfection when it comes to the astronaut’s safety. It seems NASA also has an ...

The Mystery of the N1 Rocket

The Russians reached space first with Sputnik, but America reached the Moon and effectively won the space race. Why didn’t the Russians follow suit and set their own flag on the Lunar surface? Look no further than the N1 rocket for the ...