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