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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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Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Disneyland Top Endeavour Flyover List

Los Angeles, it’s time to look up.

09/20/2012

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Endeavour To Visit Edwards Air Force Base En Route To LA

Retired space shuttle Endeavour will make a pit stop at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base on Sept. 19.

CBS Los Angeles–09/07/2012

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Military Jets To Fly Over Los Angeles This Weekend For Space Shuttle Endeavor Preparations

This weekend, military jets will be testing the skies over Los Angeles to determine whether it will be safe to fly the space shuttle Endeavor low over the city.

08/23/2012

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

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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

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Space Shuttle Endeavour To Arrive In Los Angeles In September

The retired space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to arrive Sept. 20 at Los Angeles International Airport, where it will remain until Oct. 13, when it makes what is expected to be a celebratory 12-mile procession along city streets to the California Science Center.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2012

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

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

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)

A Peek At What NASA’s New Rover Packed For Mars

NASA’s latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill.

08/04/2012

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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

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

NASA astronaut Robert Crippen (C, first row), the Space Shuttle Challenger crew commander, pose in January 1983 in Johnson Space Center, Houston, with his crewmembers, Astronauts Frederick Hauck (R), Shuttle pilot, Sally Ride (L),  John Fabian and Norman Thagard, mission specialists. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Sally Ride, First American Woman To Go To Space, Dies At 61

Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space, died Monday at the age of 61.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2012

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Fan Wins Trip To Space At Comic-Con

CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” is giving one lucky fan an out-of-this-world experience.

07/13/2012

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Hubble Telescope Spies Fifth Moon Around Pluto

There’s something lurking around distant and icy dwarf planet Pluto: a fifth moon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2012

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