LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites →
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions’ lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon’s surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules’ locations evident.
Test flight for solar-powered blimp →
A group of French engineering students have built a solar-powered airship which they hope to fly across the English channel later this year.
Classic video game Elite turns 25 →
Elite co-inventor David Braben takes the BBC’s Daniel Emery on a flight in the BBC Micro computer game.
Swarms of Solar Microbots May Revolutionize Data... →
Researchers are developing ways to mass-produce tiny robots the size of a fly that operate like swarms of insects to collect data to aid in surveillance, micromanufacturing, medicine, and more. Measuring in at under 4 mm square, the microbots have all the equipment necessary to move, communicate, and collect data, plus they generate all of their own power via solar panels.
Spectacular new ISS picture from the ground! →
The talented astrophotographer Ralf Vandebergh has captured an astonishing view of the International Space Station, from the ground.