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The closest I'll get to Jupiter is this JPL clean room

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hey Jupiter, I hope you're ready for your close-up. Recently, I was granted the rare privilege of stepping inside one of the largest cleanrooms at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories. I was there to learn about this year's blockbuster space mission, Juno, and chat with some super smart science and engineering people who worked on the project. (more…)

Mars rover Curiosity veteran Michael Watkins to lead NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A veteran of the Mars rover Curiosity team is set to become the director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, officials have announced. Michael Watkins, director of the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at Austin, will officially take the helm of the Caltech-managed laboratory...

NASA's Mars Rover 2020 Builds in Momentum

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is making progress with the build up of Mars 2020 Rover, with contract awards for instrumentation and hardware. Following the recent announcement Space Systems Loral (SSL) will design and build the camera focus mechanisms, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been tasked with the design and manufacture the Skycrane descent brake. link.

jtotheizzoe: realcleverscience: the-future-now: The Earth’s...

jtotheizzoe: realcleverscience: he-future-now: The Earth’s axis is tilting thanks to climate change, NASA scientists say Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have determined climate change is actually causing the tilt of the Earth’s axis to change. Show More Summary

Stories in Space

Recommended Reading: On new posters from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and space travel’s place in storytelling. Dominic Smith asks why there aren’t more stories in space. The post Stories in Space appeared first on The Millions.

Here's an inside look at the mission to detect alien life on this mysterious water world

While “Breakthrough Starshot” just announced plans for a groundbreaking mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life light-years away, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have set their sights on a spot in our own neighborhood...Show More Summary

BB-8 Visits the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Meet the Mars Curiosity Rover’s Earthbound Twin

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Star Wars droid BB-8 recently visited the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its Mars Yard to meet Maggie, the Mars Curiosity Rover‘s earthbound twin, to learn how robots help explore other planets.

Defining the Missions for the Ocean Worlds

At a recent meeting of an advisory group for NASA, the Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science (CAPS), Jim Green, the head of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, and Barry Goldstein from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, provided updates on plans to explore our solar system's ocean worlds.

JPL Tickets for open house available 4/25 for June Open House

One of the the BIGGEST, and I mean BIG, so big traffic backs up for miles type event here in the SGV is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s open house.  Last year it was such a cluster of traffic and hurt feelings our friends at JPL are introducing a ticket system to stem the tide and […]

We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Something strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have figured out what’s going on—and you’ll be shocked to learn that humans are behind it. Read more...

This Year's JPL Open House Is In June, But You'll Need To Reserve A Free Ticket

To alleviate overwhelming crowds, you'll need to reserve a free ticket online to go to this year's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's open house. [ more › ]

Meet the Forgotten 'Rocket Girls' Who Helped NASA Reach the Stars 

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a long and colorful history in rocketry and space exploration, from early missiles and rockets, to landing on the moon and remotely navigating rovers on Mars. Behind all the prominent men who spearheaded the programs was a group of unsung women. Read more...

NASA 'OnSight' Technology' --Join Buzz Aldrin On a Holographic Tour of Mars!

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars? A group of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has been working on methods to take this question from the realm of imagination to the mind-bending...

I'm Adam Steltzner, Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and This Is How I Work

Adam Steltzner is on a hunt for the truth. The engineer led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team on the Mars Curiosity Rover project, and tasked with delivering a rover the size of a small car safely to the Martian surface, decided that the best solution for final descent was a flying rocket crane. It seems crazy, but it was the right kind of crazy. Read more...

Titan’s Waves

According to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, mysterious glimmers on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, could be huge waves of liquid methane crashing against its surface.

'Star Wars' droid BB-8 had a great day at NASA making new robot friends

The charismatic Star Wars droid BB-8 probably felt right at home when it visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California this week.  The Star Wars: The Force Awakens favorite got to hang out with some real-life space robots...Show More Summary

That Time BB-8 Visited the Robots at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not so long ago, in our very own Milky Way galaxy, a plucky little droid named BB-8 roamed the hallowed halls of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, rubbing elbows with its robotic brethren. Happily, a photographer was on hand to capture this moment for posterity. Read more...

BB-8 Visits Robot Pals at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After spitting some hot fiyah over on the Late Late Show, BB-8 visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

NASA, partner space agencies measure forests in Gabon

A contingent of NASA airborne instruments and scientists on the ground, including some from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has joined colleagues from space agencies in Gabon and Europe this month to study the dense African tropical forests in Gabon.

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