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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Road Trip On Tap For NASA’s Mars Rover In New Year

Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.

12/29/2012

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Judge Tentatively Rules Against Man Who Claims JPL Fired Him For Advocating Intelligent Design

A former computer specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not dismissed because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work, a Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled.

11/01/2012

US astronaut Neil Armstrong poses in front of his photo during a visit to the Prince Felipe Museum, in Valencia 26 July 2005. (credit: JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Neil Armstrong’s Death Hits Close To Home In Los Angeles

He may have been famous for walking on the moon, but the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong Saturday hit close to home in Southern California.

08/25/2012

Curiosity's "first steps." (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Drive

Gov. Jerry Brown was on hand to watch the Mars rover Curiosity take its first drive on the surface of the red planet Wednesday.

08/22/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Gov. Brown To Visit NASA Lab In Pasadena Responsible For Curiosity Rover

Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

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What’s Next For NASA’s Mega-Rover Curiosity?

After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.

08/11/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, USA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (credit:  (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Mohawked JPL Flight Director Rockets To Twitter Stardom After ‘Curiosity’

His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

08/08/2012

This full-resolution color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists: Mars Landscape Looks Similar To California’s Mojave Desert

The 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.

08/08/2012

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012 ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for 1:31 am August 6 (0531 GMT). (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity Lands Safely On Mars

The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2012

Stars in her eyes? Clara Ma, 15, named the Mars Rover. (credit: CBS)

A Curiousity! Girl, 15, Named Mars Rover Years Ago

For the past eight months, scientists have been anxiously watching Curiosity barrel closer and closer to the red planet.

08/04/2012

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

NASA Spacecraft Speeding Toward A Landing On Mars

After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.

08/04/2012

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Griffith Observatory To Celebrate ‘Curiosity’ Rover Landing On Mars

You may not be able to make the trip to the Red Planet with NASA’s “Curiosity” rover, but Griffith Observatory is offering the next best thing.

08/02/2012

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JPL Scientists Prepare For Rover Curiosity’s Mars Landing

The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.

07/25/2012

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Ex-NASA Mission Specialist Alleges JPL Fired Him For Promoting Intelligent Design

Opening statements are expected to begin in a lawsuit by a former NASA mission specialist who claims he was fired for his beliefs in intelligent design.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2012

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Romanian Indicted For Hacking Into NASA Computers At JPL

A Romanian citizen has been indicted on federal charges of hacking into NASA computers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

02/08/2012

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