NASA’s Artemis mission will send humans back to the moon by 2024 and the crew won’t be staying in a base or inflatable tent, but rather a pressurized RV rover. The space agency recently joined Toyota and Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to design a six-wheeled, self-driving rover capable of accommodating two astronauts for up to 14 days. They’ll be able to live and work inside while traveling across lunar surface.
Have you ever wanted to smell like outer space? If so, you’re not alone. People have already pledged over $330,000 to bring a NASA-designed fragrance that smells like outer space to the masses. It was developed by chemist Steve Pearce of Omega Ingredients who originally developed this scent over a decade ago for use by NASA during astronaut field training.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has observed the Sun continuously for over 10-years and collected 425 million high-resolution images of the star. All of these images consist of 20-million gigabytes of data, providing researchers with the data necessary for countless new discoveries about the workings of the Sun and how it influences the solar system.
NASA’s JPL is currently exploring an innovative robotic concept called SPARROW (Steam Propelled Autonomous Retrieval Robot for Ocean Worlds) that would would use steam propulsion to hop across of icy terrains like that on Jupiter’s moon Europa. This moon is speculated to have massive subsurface oceans of salty water under a thick ice crust.
NASA has revealed PULSE, a 3D-printed wearable device in the shape of a pendant. It pulses or vibrates when a person’s hand is nearing their face. Best of all, this is a simple and affordable technology that can easily be reproduced using a 3D printer and currently, the instructions are available as open source on Github.