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Google Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) Project Tango team is collaborating with NASA Ames Research Center's Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) program. Project Tango is developing 3-D tracking and sensing technology within its Google Android phones. The phone senses its motion as its being handled while also mapping its environment. SPHERES consists of three free-flying satellites onboard the international space station used to test various hardware and software. Credit: Google ATAP

The heir to SpaceX's Grasshopper vertical-take-off and -landing launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 Resuable (F9R) on its first test flight April 17. Footage taken from a hexacopter drone as F9R lifts off to a height of approximately 250 meters, hovers and then lands. Credit: SpaceX

Time-lapse video of Sentinel-1A being prepared for launch on a Europeanized Soyuz to its April 3 lift off. Credit: ESA — S. Corvaja, M. Pedoussaut

Mike Meacham, a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains a tests for a low-density supersonic decelerator (LDSD) vehicle test, which uses a parachute concept that would be applied to slow craft heading in to Mars. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

While DARPA is re-evaluating its Phoenix program's mission, this video shows how it was originally conceived to work servicing and salvaging assets in orbit. Credit: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

During the Arianespace launch of the Europeanized Soyuz, cameras mounted on the Fregat upper stage captured footage as Sentinel-1A was separated at approximately 700 kilometers above Earth. Credit: Arianespace

The first Sentinel-1 satellite is the first of Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus program. Unlike optical satellites, radar satellites are able to to image Earth's surface regardless of weather or time of day. Credit: ESA/EMSA/European Parliament/DLR/ATG medialab/Funnelweb

Southwest makes an April 1 announcement about a new destination: Mars. Credit: Southwest Airlines

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussess the loan from the U.S. government that helped out Tesla during the March 30 interview on 60 Minutes.  See the whole interview here. Credit: CBS

Animation of one of two robotic mission concepts under consideration for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission. In this concept, the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle descends to the surface of a large asteroid and robotically collects a boulder from its surface. Credit: NASA

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