HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Blogs
Blog

NASA Wants Back in the Space Game

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/4  >  >>
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Rob Spiegel   1/15/2014 2:23:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Actually, that is pretty logical, Ann. The next space race may be the race of robots. Could be a good movie.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Ann R. Thryft   1/7/2014 11:59:13 AM
NO RATINGS
That's a tough one to predict, Rob. I'd think that since the Chinese sent a robot not a human, it might encourage the US to pursue robotic, not human, space flight. But that might be too logical...

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Rob Spiegel   1/7/2014 7:42:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Ann, do you think China's move to the moon will chnage the U.S. view of human-based space flight? 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Ann R. Thryft   1/3/2014 3:46:21 PM
NO RATINGS
You're welcome, Rob. The fact that I write a lot about NASA and others working on space exploration robots pretty much sums up my views. I think the idea of human exploration is very catchy, and has a lot of psychological momentum behind it, but I don't think it's a likely reality, either technically, financially or politically.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Rob Spiegel   1/3/2014 2:43:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the link, Ann. What are your thoughts about human-based versus non-human-based missions?

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Rob Spiegel   1/3/2014 1:38:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Notarboca, the NASA folks were very positive about private venture developments.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Ann R. Thryft   1/3/2014 1:01:07 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, thanks for this report on what NASA is up to. I've looked at some of the pieces of what they're doing, such as the 3D printer development, some of the robotics and rover R&D, and their interest in developing more private-sector materials and other tech for human space flight:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=268174
It's great to get a firsthand overview of what they're thinking about. Lucky you to have that tour and thanks for sharing it.



notarboca
User Rank
Gold
Re: NASA and private partners
notarboca   12/30/2013 2:20:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Just the thought of being human mission ready in three years is intriguing and goes to show that NASA is not just wasting money.  I would also think that NASA would be supportive of private ventures to fill in the spaces where they don't have budget.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NASA and private partners
Rob Spiegel   12/30/2013 1:04:57 PM
NO RATINGS
After talking with NASA scientists, it's my impression that yes, NASA is supportive of private-sector space developments. And while NASA continues to develop technologies to support human-based missions, they have yet to get a go-ahead from our political leaders.

GlennA
User Rank
Gold
NASA and private partners
GlennA   12/25/2013 12:59:35 PM
NO RATINGS
The climate between NASA and private space companies is supposed to be very good now.  Does anyone have more information about a Space-X and NASA collaboration for manned missions ?  Supposedly the Falcon was designed to be human-rated from the start, instead of a corgo-rated version to be followed by a human-rated version.

Page 1/4  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
Printrbot unveils its all-metal Printrbot Simple, bringing durability to low-cost 3D printers.
Today's robots should be respected, and humans should be wary of their growing skills and sophistication. Quite simply, robots are better than us in a lot of ways. Here are 10 of them.
Product design is changing with advances in technology and outsourced manufacturing. The Art of Product Design spells out the future of design engineering.
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service