Missions


Ep. 449: Robots in Space!


Posted on May 5, 2017 in Missions, Space Flight

When you think of a robot, you’re probably imagining some kind of human-shaped machine. And until now, the robotic spacecraft we’ve sent out into space to help us explore the Solar System look nothing like that. But that vision of robots is coming back, thanks to a few new robots in development by NASA and other groups.

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Ep. 420: FIRE!


Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in Missions, Space Flight

One of the most dangerous things that can happen inside a spacecraft is fire. Seriously, it’s NASA’s worst nightmare, and for good reason. Fire acts differently in space, and astronauts are always on alert. Here’s why.

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