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EDWARDS< CALIF - NASA Project Manager Mark Skoog, chief engineer of the Auto-GCAS project, shares a simulated display of the Ground Collision Avoidance System with attendees of the FlyNASA Social at Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (credit: Matt Kamlet)

NASA’s Innovative Ground Collision Avoidance System Could Save Hundreds Every Year

Most air travelers don’t know it, but NASA is with you when you fly.

11/21/2014

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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.

11/11/2014

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Local Students Lose Space Station Experiment In Failed Rocket Launch

When Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket launch failed on Tuesday, two local students’ science experiment went down in flames as well.

10/29/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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JPL: Don’t Expect Drought Relief From El Niño

The anticipated blockbuster return of El Niño is looking more like it will be a flop, a climatologist said Monday.

09/22/2014

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‘Supermoon,’ Meteor Shower Vie For Attention In The Sky

A “Supermoon” will dominate the sky Sunday night, making it tougher to see the annual Perseid meteor shower as it nears its peak.

08/10/2014

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 on July 2, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Launches Revolutionary OCO-2 Satellite For Climate Study, Avenges 2009 Setback

While most of the public, including observers, space enthusiasts and environmentalists, will see the launch as the largest effort to study climate change in human history, NASA will see the launch, set for 2:58 a.m. Tuesday, as a realization of redemption.

07/01/2014

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)

NASA Launches Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ On Earth

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

06/28/2014

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NASA Postpones Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Test On Earth

Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

06/11/2014

Tesla Motors Chairman and CEO Elon Musk (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Billionaire Shows Off New Spacecraft Designed To Ferry Astronauts To International Space Station

SpaceX is one of several private companies competing to build “space taxis” for NASA to replace the retired space shuttle fleet.

05/29/2014

Officials say Comet 209P/LINEAR's path has been slowly altered by Jupiter’s gravity over the last 200 years and the leftover dust will now cross Earth’s path. (Photo courtesy: NASA.gov)

Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Expected To Light Up Skies Over SoCal

Sky-watchers in the Southland and across the Northern Hemisphere could be in for a treat as a brand-new meteor shower is expected to light up the night sky, according to NASA officials.

05/23/2014

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Easter Morning Delivery For Space Station

Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

04/20/2014

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JPL Program Highlights How Space Innovations Can Be Used For Commercial Products

NASA know-how has been used to make camera lenses, software and infrared devices, among many other items.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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NASA Debuts Saucer-Shaped Test Vehicle For Future Mars Missions

It’s not exactly a flying saucer, but a new lightweight spacecraft from NASA soon hopes to invade the skies of distant planets in our solar system.

04/09/2014

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NASA Turns Research To California Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2014

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