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NASA's rover Curiosity heads for space on November 26, 2011 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Launches Super-Size Mars Rover To Red Planet

The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.



Aircraft Carrier-Sized Asteroid Set To Fly By Earth; Largest Since 1976

A massive asteroid is expected to make a fly-by of our planet Tuesday, but NASA experts warn there is no chance of any impact with the Earth.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2011


KFWB On Your Corner: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Although it’s not located within city limits, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is an important part of Pasadena’s history — and it’s future.


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JPL Lays Off Another 40 Employees

Another 40 employees of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were laid off last week as the astronomy research center continues to reduce its staff.


(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

JPL: ‘Extreme’ Urban Makeover Behind Warmer Southland Temps

For many people in Southern California, it’s just not as cool as it used to be — and one climatologist says it has nothing to do with “global warming”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/08/2011


Juno Spacecraft Expected To Takeoff For Jupiter Friday

The JPL-managed Juno spacecraft is scheduled to blast off for Jupiter as early as Friday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2011

Vesta as seen by NASA spacecraft Dawn from about 3,200 miles away (courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

‘Snowman’ Craters Found On Asteroid Twice The Size Of California

Scientists are getting a closer look at what appears to be a “groovy” asteroid passing through our solar system.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/01/2011

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Mars Rover Spirit Mission Just About Over

Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years.


(credit: CBS)

5-Acre Fire Contained Near Jet Propulsion Lab

A small brush fire has erupted near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory but no building damage or injuries are reported.


(credit: nasa.gov)

After Delay, NASA Prepares Mars Rover Curiosity For Launch

NASA engineers are putting the finishing touches on the next rover to Mars before shipping it off to Florida for launch later this year.


(credit: AP)

Court Says NASA Background Checks On Low-Risk Employees OK

The Supreme Court says background checks of low-risk employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena can continue.


(credit: CBS)

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions

How much information is too much when it comes to security at a government installation in a post-9/11 world?


(credit: AP)

New Fiscal Budget Forces JPL To Lay Off 45

The projected workforce reduction is slightly less than two percent – under 100 employees out of a total of 5,000.




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