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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

A Delta II heavy launch vehicle lifts off on September 10, 2011 with NASA's GRAIL mission to the moon from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

2nd NASA Probe En Route To Moon On New Year’s Day

For the NASA team tasked with the latest lunar mission, New Year’s Day seems like Groundhog Day.

01/01/2012

A Delta II heavy launch vehicle lifts off on September 10, 2011 with NASA's GRAIL mission to the moon from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Moon Countdown: NASA Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

A NASA spacecraft has successfully slipped into orbit around the moon.

12/31/2011

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.

11/26/2011

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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

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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.

10/20/2011

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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.

09/17/2011

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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

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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

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