Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our round-up for August:

Enlisting satellites in the final battle to end polio

Satellite technologies feed into many steps in the process. Space-based imaging is used to update geographical information systems (GIS) that generate maps for the field workers. Using GIS as a tool, supervisors can plan how to deploy their teams in order to cover every village and settlement. Read more here.

A health worker administers a polio vaccine. Credit: Rotary Club of Nagpur, Flickr Creative Commons
A health worker administers a polio vaccine. Credit: Rotary Club of Nagpur, Flickr Creative Commons

 

How We Launched Our Startup (Without Any Technical Knowledge)

Want to bring your idea to life without coding?¬†Here’s how one team did it.

Moon Express wins U.S. government approval for lunar lander mission

Moon Express has won a first-of-its-kind regulatory approval from the U.S. government for a commercial lunar lander the company is developing. Read about it here.

Moon Express's MX-1 lander. Credit: Moon Express artist's concept
Moon Express’s MX-1 lander. Credit: Moon Express artist’s concept

How the maker movement made it to the final frontier

Crew members of the International Space Station recently installed a 3D printer on the station. Here‘s a look at how the technology came to space.

Image: NASA
Image: NASA