Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Dwarf Planet CeresA Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.
Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres Captured By Dawn SpacecraftNASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured the sharpest images ever of the dwarf planet Ceres, according, Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials said Thursday.
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JPL Discusses Death Of Renowned Scientist In Van Nuys Plane CrashColleagues of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist killed Friday when his small plane went down in Van Nuys are discussing his contributions to JPL and NASA.
JPL Scientists Monitor Historic Attempt To Land Spacecraft On Comet It's been a mission in progress for 10 years for the European Space Agency, and scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are among those watching keenly as the first-of-its-kind objective prepares to reach its apex.
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NASA: Voyager 1 Becomes First Spacecraft To Leave Solar SystemNASA said Thursday that Voyager 1 has become the first spacecraft to ever leave the solar system.
NASA Administrator Visits JPL To Check Progress Of Satellites Designed To Monitor Earth’s Climate A NASA administrator was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Tuesday to check the progress of three satellites designed to monitor the Earth’s climate.
Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First DriveGov. Jerry Brown was on hand to watch the Mars rover Curiosity take its first drive on the surface of the red planet Wednesday.
Gov. Brown To Visit NASA Lab In Pasadena Responsible For Curiosity RoverGov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.
President Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find MartiansPresident Barack Obama says he wants to be notified without delay if the Mars rover Curiosity finds Martians – “even if they’re just microbes.”
Scientists: Mars Landscape Looks Similar To California's Mojave DesertThe ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday.