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Motorcycle gets spacecraft propulsion parts

Spacecraft manufacturer XCOR comes up with an unusual two-wheeled way to test some critical bearing components from its rocket propellant piston pump.

By May 4, 2012


Rocket scientist aims to relaunch propulsion technology

Rocket propulsion hasn't changed much in decades, but a group of young scientists think that beamed microwave energy could power a new generation of rockets, leading to lower costs and opening space to a wide range of new businesses.

By October 20, 2010


X-Prize winner E-Tracer powered by AC Propulsion electric-drive system

X-Tracer, who competed with the E-Tracer 7002 in the X-Prize, will receive $2.5 million. The E-Tracer is powered by an AC Propulsion electric drive system.

By September 16, 2010


Rovio's Angry Birds Stella gives girl power a ride

The game provides the same propulsion that gamers have come to expect from the franchise, but this time around, female protagonists star.

By September 4, 2014


Photos: Rover prototypes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Before constructing the actual rovers that are sent into space, NASA scientists develop prototype bots to experiment with hardware and software. These devices were on display at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house in Pasadena, Calif., on May 4, 2008.

8 Images By May 5, 2008


Rocket scientist tells hackers to take big risks

Brian Muirhead of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab tells security professionals at Black Hat that failure is not an option when taking big risks, but offers tips on avoiding it.

By August 2, 2013


Mars rover confirms dangers of space radiation

Future manned missions to Mars will need internal shielding and advanced propulsion systems to shorten transit times, minimizing exposure to space radiation, scientists say.

By May 30, 2013


This week in Crave: The Mars-struck edition

This week, we couldn't keep our eyes off the first images from Curiosity -- or one of the guys in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Also, a life-size Rancor? Color us scared.

By August 11, 2012


NASA celebrates Curiosity's touchdown on Mars

Flight controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrate Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, after it lands safely on the Red Planet at 10:32 p.m. PT Sunday.

August 6, 2012


GM goes electric in Frankfurt

GM Flextreme promotes electric propulsion with, er, Segways

By September 11, 2007