Google honored Apollo 11 software developer Margaret Hamilton with a 1.4 square mile portrait using moonlight and more than 100,000 mirrors

Google honored Margaret Hamilton, the woman who led the development team responsible for the onboard flight software for NASA’s Apollo missions, with a massive portrait comprised of more than 107,000 mirrors. Armstrong, 82, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2016. Apollo 11 took flight on July 16th, 1969; launching astronauts […]

Apollo 11 landed on the moon 50 years ago. Here’s how space exploration is expected to change in the near future.

By Naeem Altaf, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer of Space Tech On July 20, 1969, the world celebrated the first moonshot. The successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface was a landmark moment — one that expanded our imagination and shaped a future of possibility. As we reflect on that incredible […]

This robotic farm uses 90% less water than traditional farming

Iron Ox’s robotic farm uses 90% less water than traditional farming. The plants are grown without soil in sensor-connected, hydroponic trays. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is the transcript of the video. This robotic farm uses 90% less water than traditional farming. According to the World Resources Institute, the world population will […]

How SpaceX’s new Starship launch system compares to NASA’s towering Apollo moon rockets

NASA landed the first humans on the moon 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969. A towering Saturn V rocket helped send the Apollo 11 astronauts there. SpaceX — the rocket company founded by Elon Musk — is currently developing Starship: a new launch system to land on the moon and Mars. SpaceX is working […]