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Buy a spare Mars Viking lander project rocket engine

Get a head start on building your very own 1970s-style Mars orbiter by snapping up an engine built for NASA's Viking project.

By September 16, 2014

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NASA tests newest free-flying robotic lander: Mighty Eagle

Equipped with automated rendezvous and capture technology, the new vehicle can locate and rendezvous with the target.

By August 16, 2012

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NASA's next generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers (pictures)

Free-flying robotic lander successfully demonstrates NASA's advanced automated rendezvous and capture technology.

5 Images By August 16, 2012

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NASA prototype moon lander explodes

NASA's unmanned Morpheus lander erupted into a ball of flame when it hit the ground during its first free-flight test today.

August 9, 2012

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NASA's Morpheus moon lander crashes and burns

The experimental "green" lander fell to the ground in a ball of flames at Kennedy Space Center today. No one was injured, and NASA said the accident was caused by a hardware failure.

By August 9, 2012

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Help name the first comet landing site in history

Next month, a lander named Philae will detach from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and attach itself to a comet for a ride around the sun. What the landing spot is called is up to us.

By October 16, 2014

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Virtual reality and the silver screen: A match made in heaven

Oculus is developing software for watching movies, and it's one of the best VR experiences out there.

By October 13, 2014

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Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.

By September 19, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft snaps gorgeous selfie with its comet buddy

Rosetta took a moment out from eyeing the comet it's following and snapped a selfie that's literally out of this world.

By September 10, 2014

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Landing on a comet is hard: Rosetta searches for the sweet spot

The Rosetta mission has narrowed down the selection of possible landing sites to just five candidates, but it's going to be tricky to touch down.

By August 26, 2014