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'LUNA' serves as a glowing reminder of the milestone in space exploration – man's first step on the moon. The post SpY illuminates the streets of madrid to celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Big commercial aircraft are already routinely guided in for automatic landings at large airports, as their autopilot follows radio signals transmitted by ground-based antennas. Such auto-landings currently aren't possible at most small airports, although that could be about to change, thanks to a new German-designed system... Continue Reading German tech may bring automatic landings to sma
In 2009, NASA launched an orbiter around the Moon with the goal of capturing high-resolution images of the surface, including sites explored by Apollo missions. These images of incredible precision also aimed to convince some of the veracity of the Apollo missions.The Lunar Precursor Robotic Program (LPRP) is a completed NASA program designed to launch robotic missions to improve knowledge of the
Spacecraft destined for Mars keep getting larger and heavier. NASA's Curiosity rover is already nearly one tonne, but payloads will continue to increase, especially if humans become part of the equation. A new study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has examined the options for weightier missions in the five- to 20-ton payload range and found that, paradoxically, having hea
Ordinarily, after they've finished flying in a grid pattern over a given area, fixed-wing mapping drones either just perform a traditional landing on the ground, or they parachute down to it. However, what if they're being used over the water? Well, that's where Aeromao's new Aeromapper Talon Amphibious drone comes in... Continue Reading Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the wate


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