By tapping TopCoder, a community of developers and designers, NASA has been able to find solutions for deep space communication that support space exploration. One of its recent successes has been the Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) project to improve computer network architecture for deep space networks, according to TopCoder.
NASA and the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab in 2013 teamed with TopCoder to launch the Disruption Tolerant Challenge Series. The challenges develop technological concepts for deep space networks. NASA’s DTN protocols help aid NASA in the exploration of the solar system by improving communication time.
To explore the solar system, NASA must [...]
NASA proved the rule that with the advancement of technology, things become more efficient and headlines get a little weirder each and every day.
Barry Wilmore, commander at the International Space Station, needed a wrench, and he needed it quicker than Amazon could deliver it. In response, NASA decided to forego Amazon’s new one-hour delivery service and ship it to him personally. Through email.
My colleagues and I just 3D-printed a ratcheting socket wrench on the International Space Station by typing some commands on our computer in California.
Emailing Hardware to Space
That statement was from Made In Space, a [...]