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NASA to Back Up ISS Robots with Google-Built Smartphones; Chris Provencher Comments

NASA plans to install Google-developed mobile devices with three-dimensional sensors into robots that perform routines inside the International Space Station, Reuters reported Monday. Noel Randewich writes Google’s smartphones will serve as “brains and eyes” for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites robots. NASA intends for the SPHERES machines to …

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NASA, CASIS Open ISS Lab for Microgravity Stem Cell Research

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have opened the International Space Station to stem cell research in a move aimed at addressing medical conditions both in space and on Earth. Scientists can study non-embryonic stem cell properties using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory’s microgravity environment, …

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Orbital Sciences, SpaceX Conclude NASA COTS Mission; Charles Bolden, Frank Culbertson Comment

NASA has concluded the Commercial Orbital Transportation Service program with participation from Orbital Sciences and Space Exploration Technologies. The two companies helped develop the rockets and spacecraft under the COTS initiative to design a budget space transport that can ferry supplies and humans from Earth to the International Space Station, NASA …

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