• NASA's new Galactic Positioning System could lead to truly autonomous spacecraft

    6 days ago - By The Next Web

    Humans have navigated by starlight for thousands of years, but NASA has a new appreciation for the twinkling bodies in our night sky. Using perfectly timed X-ray flashes from pulsars, scientists are building a Galactic Position System that will work quite similar to the global one here on earth. NASA sends an unmanned spacecraft to photograph a distant planet or moon in a process similar to pointing a rifle at the sky and firing a bullet. That projectile travels through space and takes pictures as it zooms by its target from a safe distance. It can be steered, to a...
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  • NASA may extend ISS stays following crew vehicle delays

    NASA may extend ISS stays following crew vehicle delays

    6 days ago - By Engadget

    SpaceX and Boeing are both contracted to develop vehicles to carry US astronauts to and from low Earth orbit, a capability we've lacked since the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet in 2011. However, these efforts have been plagued by constant dela...
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  • NASA Wants To Develop A Galactic Positioning System So That Astronauts Don't Get Lost Navigating Space

    NASA Wants To Develop A Galactic Positioning System So That Astronauts Don't Get Lost Navigating Space

    6 days ago - By Tech Times

    To avoid astronauts and ships getting lost in space NASA wants to develop a galactic positioning system. This would also allow space probes to be maneuvered from Earth.
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