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The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.
The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.
NASA has joined forces with an origami expert to meld art and technology in the creation of foldable solar structures that could one day go into space.
Vantablack may be the darkest material in the world, but NASA aims to have the darkest material out of this world when it tests a nano-coating on the space station.
Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.
Satellites the size of a Rubik's Cube could explore distant planets, thanks to tiny ion thrusters that could help reduce the cost of space missions.
A Kickstarter project wants to open up lunar exploration to regular people around the world through a fleet of tiny, flat spacecraft.
NASA has launched three HTC Nexus One smartphones into orbit around the Earth as low-cost satellites.
Road Trip at Home: The technology R&D institution is applying Moore's Law to robots that disarm bombs remotely and tiny satellites that create a mesh network in the sky.