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When I read that the UFO-looking Mars Science Laboratory's aeroshell would use a floating crane—called Sky Crane by NASA—to softly land the rover on Mars, I couldn't believe it. It's the most awesome idea I can possibly ...

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientist accurately determines the ...

Pasadena, CA â€" A scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, has accurately determined the mass of a nearby asteroid from millions of miles away. The celestial equivalent of “guess your .... NASA Mars rover photographs own shadow... NASA Checks Out Potentially .... NASA to land astronauts on asteroid three million ... Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy ... NASA to Watch Solar Eclipse from Grand Canyon Sund... SpaceX set for historic ...

Stakes are high for NASA's huge Mars rover Curiosity

 â€" NASA’s newest rover, the massive Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, is less than two months away from plunging into the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet â€" a harrowing seven-minute dive that will use a landing ... "We are getting ready for landing … sort of cramming before the final," said Richard Cook, deputy project manager for MSL at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. .... Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican .

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity hits Paydirt at Endeavour Crater

We expect Opportunity to resume driving in the next two months and continue exploring other parts of the crater’s rim,†said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...

NASA aims for smaller landing zone for Curiosity rover

The rover is set to land on the surface of Mars on August 6 and originally NASA was targeting a large landing ellipse of 20 km x 25 km. That larger ... the surface of Mars. “We have reduced the amount of time it takes to traverse to that point by several months â€" perhaps as many as four,†explained Pete Theisinger, the rover project manager at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. .... Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican .

Curiosity update: NASA tightens touchdown site for rover ahead of ...

With its touchdown date close to approaching, the Mars Rover Curiosity has steadily been making its way through space on its nine-month, 570-million-km-long journey to the Red. ... Pete Theisinger, rover project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California commented on the move, saying, "We have reduced the amount of time it takes to traverse to that point by several months - perhaps as ... NASAa€™s Mars rover set for August landing ...

Space - News From the Final Frontier: NASA's Mars ...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pasadena, CA â€" NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on the Red Planet ...

For NASA's Huge Mars Rover, Stakes High for Landing Success

TUCSON, Ariz. â€" NASA’s newest rover, the massive Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, is less than two months away from plunging into the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet â€" a harrowing seven-minute dive that will use ... "We are getting ready for landing …sort of cramming before the final," said Richard Cook, deputy project manager for MSL at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. .... Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican .

ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT THE NEW $2.5 BILLION MARS ...

“This is a Mars scientist's dream machine,” said NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Ashwin Vasavada, the deputy project scientist. Once on ... While the rover can't actually detect the presence of living organisms, scientists hope to learn from the $2.5 billion, nuclear-powered mission whether Mars has — or ever had — what it takes to nurture microbial life. ... How much land are we losing to the deserts each year. .... WATCH LIVE: Occupy Wall Street protest at Egyptian.

NASA troubleshooting after Mars orbiter detects issue, goes into ...

“The spacecraft is safe, and information we’ve received from it indicates the problem is limited†to that one part, mission manager Chris Potts of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement Friday. Engineers are troubleshooting the problem and drawing up a plan to resume normal operations before August when NASA’s newest rover, the one-ton Curiosity, was scheduled to land near the Martian equator to begin a two-year investigation.

Nasa narrows Mars rover's landing zone to a strip just 4 miles wide

Dr Peter Theisinger, Mars Science Laboratory project manager at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said: 'We're trimming the distance we'll have to drive after landing by almost half. ... We have plenty of time since Curiosity is not as life-limited as the approximate 90-day missions like Nasa’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix lander.' ... The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as Queen Elizabeth II gestures while they watch part of a ...

Camera on Curiosity's Arm will Magnify Clues in Rocks ...

Jet Propulsion Laboratory November 16, 2010 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-384 NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will wield an arm-mounted magnifying camera similar to one on the Mars Rover Opportunity, ... cameras on the rover's mast. MAHLI will use those capabilities as one of 10 science instruments to study the area of Mars where NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission lands Curiosity in August 2012. The Mars Hand Lens Imager ...

Phoenix in the Land of Mars' Midnight Sun

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/U of. Mars' Midnight Sun. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/U of Arizona/Texas A&M University. This panorama mosaic of images was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This mosaic ... The Mars Rover Spirit was able to image sequences of dust devils in its location, south of Mars' equator. Original News ... This fact made NASA’s choices few. ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6kj_2bTy_k. Zak ...

Endeavour Flies « Bill Housley

I hope this morning's launch time let you watch it, with a child, to urge the upcoming generation on to scientific pursuits. I know your thinking…“Yeah, you want me to make my child into a geek!” Well, ya in a sense I am.

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WASHINGTON - A lab company president called to testify before Congress in the salmonella outbreak investigation said Thursday that manufacturers "can't retest away a positive result." .... By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER, Associated Press Writer ...... "We don't have a good explanation yet for the way Spirit has been acting for the past few days," said NASA's Sharon Laubach, who leads the JPL team that that writes and checks commands for the rover and its robotic twin ...

Less than 100 days before Curiosity touches down on Mars, NASA ...

"Our test rover has a central computer identical to Curiosity's currently on its way to Mars," said Eric Aguilar, the mission's engineering test lead at JPL. "We ran all our commands through it and watched to make sure it drove, ...

Space - News From the Final Frontier: NASA's Juno Spacecraft ...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers ...

Space - News From the Final Frontier: Discovery space shuttle ...

After 39 trips to space, NASA’s oldest surviving shuttle is making one more flight, to its retirement home, the Smithsonian’s cavernous Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport. ... space fans occupied with a solar telescope; a mock-up of NASA’s next crewed spacecraft, the Orion capsule; models of the international space station and NASA’s newest Mars rover; and a pop-up planetarium with shows narrated by Big Bird and Elmo.

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Researchers working in the Black Sea have found currents of water 350 times greater than the River Thames flowing along the sea bed, carving out channels much like a river on the land. ..... Nili Fossae trough on Mars (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of ... Nili Fossae was put forward as a potential landing site for Nasaa ambitious new rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, which will be launched in 2011. .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e07Bs9J3eeM ...