The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
When NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the end of its 563 million kilometre journey, it was a triumph for engineering. And it was also a triumph for IT. The anxiety of watching the rover's descent wasn't confined to rocket scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; it was shared by NASA software engineer Khawaja Shams, a member of JPL's Operations Planning Software Lab, who experienced what he describes as the toughest day in his career.
By Rohan Pearce | 13 December, 2012 16:22
NASA and others have had their share of spacecraft parts fall back to Earth.
By Michael Cooney | 27 September, 2011 15:54
Telepresence technology will allow students from across Australia to participate in a simulated mission to Mars, with the Pathways to Space program being launched today in Sydney.
By Lisa Banks | 31 March, 2011 15:20
An Axis network camera has set the world record for the highest wireless network camera delivering high quality images to Earth. The camera was sent into the atmosphere by a stratospheric balloon from the Esrange Space Center in the north of Sweden.
By CIO Staff | 06 December, 2010 16:07
The astronauts of Space Shuttle mission STS-131 are delighted by the response to their extra-terrestrial Twitter messages, they said Monday.
By Martyn Williams | 29 June, 2010 08:20
NASA astronauts today successfully attached a Russian-built research module to the International Space Station during the second spacewalk scheduled for the space shuttle Atlantis' final mission .
By Sharon Gaudin | 19 May, 2010 06:47
NASA space shuttle Discovery astronauts wrapped up their third and final spacewalk this morning after successfully attaching a new ammonia tank to the International Space Station.
By Sharon Gaudin | 14 April, 2010 02:50
Big Bang: In the past month or so there has been a plethora of wicked cool discoveries coming from NASA satellites and space-watching missions across the globe. Never-before-seen photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Mars moon Phobos, black hole formation and a new exoplanet are just a few of the amazing images. In an effort to keep up with these rapid-fire discoveries, we have gathered together 15 of the coolest images of these hot space projects.
By Michael Cooney | 23 March, 2010 08:44
While NASA budget-keepers focus on setting future priorities for the space agency, many in the world space community is trying to turn attention to the benefits a mostly complete International Space Station will provide global science.
By Michael Cooney | 12 March, 2010 04:49
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By Sharon Gaudin | 20 January, 2010 07:17