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Marshall Space Flight Center: A tour through NASA's hidden gem

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

One of NASA’s more off-the-radar facilities is responsible for some of the organization’s most important research. Kennedy Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory may get the lion's share of attention, but Marshall Space Flight...Show More Summary

Caltech prof says Israeli scientist passed NASA rocket secrets to his government

A professor of physics at Caltech says that an Israeli scientist at the school shared secrets from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, with Israeli government rocket scientists in violation of federal law, but that when she reported the matter to Caltech authorities, she was punished for the disclosure.

The 2014 Edition of NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Contest [Video]

Watch as the people at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory show you exactly why they are the best at what they’re doing by crafting some of the most brilliant and inventive carved pumpkin designs I’ve ever seen. [Mark Rober]

The Astonishingly Sophisticated Techno-Pumpkins Created at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pumpkin Carving Contest

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober recently stopped by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to observe the research and development center’s annual pumpkin carving contest. To say that the pumpkins created by JPL scientists and engineers transcended the typical jack-o’-lantern is an understatement. Among the entrants: a Death Star with a functioning laser, a […]

The Astonishingly Sophisticated Techno-Pumpkins of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pumpkin Contest

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober recently stopped by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to observe the research and development center’s annual pumpkin carving contest. To say that the pumpkins created by JPL scientists and engineers transcended the typical jack-o’-lantern is an understatement. Among the entrants: a Death Star with a functioning laser, a […]

NASA’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Carving a Jack-o-Lantern isn’t rocket science -unless you make it so! NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a pumpkin carving competition every year in which their best scientists and engineers do things to pumpkins that you’d never think of. Show More Summary

Cults Week: The Pasadena Haunts of the Occultist Who Cofounded JPL

It's Cults Week at Curbed LA! Join us. Jack Parsons (legally, John Whiteside Parsons) helped found Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and made major contributions to rocketry, but he is also remembered for his occult beliefs and generally bohemian behavior. So...

WATCH: NASA excitedly prepares for ‘once in a lifetime’ viewing of comet narrowly missing Mars

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are preparing all of their assets orbiting and roving Mars to observe and collect data from what they call a “once in a lifetime” viewing of a never-seen-before comet passing within 87,000 miles of the surface of the planet. Comet...

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Last week, (October 2), marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, (October...Show More Summary

JPL Releases a Big, Bold Website Redesign

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a major overhaul of its website. Here's a closer look.

Hackaday 10th Anniversary: Hacking Your Way To NASA

[Steve] drives spacecraft for a living. As an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he’s guided probes to comets, asteroids, Mars, and Jupiter, figured out what happens when telemetry from these probes starts looking weird, andShow More Summary

Bad News for the alarmists: 'Missing Heat' from Non-Existent 'Global Warming' isn't Hiding in the Ocean After All

The cause of climate alarmism has been struck another near-fatal blow by a new study from a NASA research team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Using a combination of satellite observations and direct measurements...Show More Summary

No, the missing heat isn’t hiding in the deep ocean, either

NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory admits the atmosphere hasn’t been warming - and the “missing” heat isn’t hiding in the deep ocean, either: …

Chief engineer for Mars rover Curiosity takes his charge’s mission personally

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Curiosity, the robot crawling around the surface of Mars for the past two years, isn’t just a piece of machinery to Rob Manning. Waiting at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to get word of the Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012, he writes:...Show More Summary

Titan's Toxic Vortex

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A report from the Jet Propulsion laboratory today reveals that in May 2012, while Titan's southern hemisphere was experiencing autumn, images from NASA's Cassini orbiter revealed a huge swirling cloud, several hundred miles across, taking shape above Titan's south pole. Read more...

NASA's wind-watching ISS-RapidScat ready for launch

The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is scheduled to launch Saturday, Sept. Show More Summary

NASA's Global Reach: Pakistan

Nagin Cox, a systems engineer and manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory currently working on the mission operations team for Curiosity, tells us about a trip she took to Pakistan as an ambassador for science and technology.

Science Isn't Just For NASA: You Can Bust Out Your Own Science Spark

You might think that the first thing people would want to talk about when they find out I'm part of the Earth science team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), would be satellites or astronauts, or, well, anything Earth or space related. Show More Summary

Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.

NASA Is Developing Origami Solar Panels

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brian Trease, a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is working with researchers at Brigham Young University to construct a solar array that uses origami principles for deployment. Read more...

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