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SolarStratos

This solar plane has its sights set on the stratosphere

The first test of the prototype plane only lasted seven minutes, but the SolarStratos team hopes that one day, the solar aircraft will carry people to the edge of space.

Berkeley space rover

These shape shifting bots could help NASA explore planets

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

SOS: Astronauts make a quick getaway via a zip line

Engineers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida have installed a zip line to zoom astronauts to safety in case of an emergency during launch.

The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

Musk's SpaceX spaceship will take us to Mars...and beyond

Elon Musk says space travel throughout our solar system will be made possible with SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS).

Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

RoboGlove returns to Earth

NASA's RoboGlove is coming back to Earth as a commercial product made by GM.

Only the government knows what this top-secret Shuttle look-a-like is doing

It's been a year since the Air Force launched the secret X-37B. There are many theories about why it's up there, but the government isn't saying much.

NASA launch

NASA will experiment with fire in space

NASA will deliberately start a fire in space. Engineers are hoping to learn more about how fire spreads in zero gravity, and with that knowledge make safer space missions.

Alphabet could sell robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, a advanced robot start-up that was purchased by Google just over two years ago, is up for sale according to Bloomberg.