Original videotape of Apollo landing sells at auction for a cool $1.8 million

An original videotape of the moon landing has sold at auction for $1.8 million. After NASA’s copies of the Apollo mission were recorded over, these tapes became the only surviving original copies of the Westinghouse footage from the moon.

Flyboard Air inventor plans daring 20-mile flight over English Channel this week

Franky Zapata is planning to fly his jet-powered hoverboard across the English Channel later this week. The 20-mile trip is a big challenge, though, with the Flyboard Air inventor admitting he only has a 30% chance of succeeding.

Toyota shows off mascot robots and tiny autonomous car for Tokyo Olympics

Toyota has shown off seven robots that it says will assist and entertain during the Tokyo Olympics next summer. The collection includes mascot and telepresence robots, as well as a tiny autonomous car to help during field events.

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop pod race sees German team zoom to victory (again)

A German team of student engineers has come first in the latest Hyperloop pod speed contest in California. The team’s design reached 288 mph (463 kmh) along a straight, three-quarter-mile test track, beating three rival teams.

Space tourism is coming, and it’s going to wreak havoc on Earth’s atmosphere

NASA has announced it will be allowing tourists to visit the International Space Station. But experts who spoke to Digital Trends warn that space tourism could hurt the environment by damaging our planet’s fragile ozone layer.

Jetpack pilot flies around Sydney Harbour and stays dry, unlike before

Ten years ago, a jetpack demonstration by Aussie entrepreneur David Mayman saw him end up in Sydney Harbour, but on Sunday he returned with a far more sophisticated design that this time kept him dry.

Parrot exits low-end drone market to focus on its Anafi quadcopter

Parrot is exiting the low-end drone market to focus on developing its more advanced Anafi drone for the commercial market. The company recently won a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a drone for soldiers.

The next step in EV batteries could be an old technology that extends range to 700 miles

Battery supply has been a critical limiting factor in electric vehicle adoption. Now Portland-based XNRGI has developed a battery based on old silicon wafer technology, and it could revolutionize the battery industry.

Three new astronauts join the International Space Station crew for Expedition 60

Exactly fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, a new team of astronauts from NASA, Roscosmos, and ESA have arrived at the International Space Station to begin their stay there.

NASA’s Artemis capsule is complete, will carry the first woman to the moon

The crew capsule which will carry American astronauts to the moon as part of the Artemis project has been completed. The completion of the Artemis 1 capsule was announced by Vice President Mike Pence.