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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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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

Sheriff's deputies inspect the wreckage of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 in a desert field November 2, 2014 north of Mojave, California on The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014 during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

NTSB Investigates Pilot Error As Possible Cause Of Virgin Galactic Crash

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the possible role pilot error may have had in the mid-flight failure and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Friday.

11/03/2014

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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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California Science Center Offers Rare Glimpse Inside Endeavour’s Payload Bay Doors

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the payload bay of a Space Shuttle looks like, this could be your last chance.

10/09/2014

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

In this handout illustration made available on December 5, 2011 by NASA, the Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star is digitally illustrated. For the first time NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed a planet to orbit in a star's habitable zone; the region around a star, where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist. The planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habit. Clouds could exist in this earth's atmosphere, as the artist's interpretive illustration depicts. (credit: Ames/JPL-Caltech/NASA via Getty Images)

JPL: NASA’s Kepler Telescope Spots 237 Confirmed ‘Exo-Planets’ Showing Similarities To Earth

One of NASA’s orbiting telescopes, tasked with identifying planets similar to Earth outside the Milky Way, is reporting promising results.

01/06/2014

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NASA: Voyager 1 Becomes First Spacecraft To Leave Solar System

NASA said Thursday that Voyager 1 has become the first spacecraft to ever leave the solar system.

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NASA: Asteroid, Russian Meteor ‘Completely Unrelated’

A football-sized space rock is set to pass safely by the Earth on Friday.

02/15/2013

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See Space Shuttle Endeavour Now That It Stopped Moving

An exhibition that launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour into a long-range educational program to inspire future generations of explorers starts October 30, 2012. Endeavour was built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger – it […]

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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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Science Center Offers To Double Replacement Trees Cut Down For Endeavour

The arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour may be delayed, but the debate over its environmental impact on local communities is just getting started.

09/17/2012

The temporary home of NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour is seen after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Jeffrey Rudolph, the president of the California Science Center and Inglewood Mayor James Butt Jr., unveiled the road trip plans after the space shuttle travels form Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center during a news conference August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Crews Begin Removing Hundreds Of Trees To Clear Path For Endeavour

South L.A. residents were upset as the city began to chop down over 400 trees ahead of the scheduled arrival of the Endeavour space shuttle.

09/04/2012

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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.

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