| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory today announced that it was changing the name of a proposed Mars exploration mission because NASA wanted the title for a project already in development.
NASA requested that the previous Mars mission name -- Geophysical...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:01 PM
In opening arguments on Tuesday, the attorney for a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee said his client was unfairly fired for his religious beliefs amid bogus claims from co-workers that he was harassing them about “intelligent design,”...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Two very different narratives are emerging from the trial in which former Jet Propulsion Laboratory worker David Coppedge claims he faced discrimination because he discussed the theory of intelligent design with co-workers.
Early this week, Coppedge...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) grilled NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House budget hearing Wednesday on proposed funding cuts to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars program, calling them a major step backward for the nation.
Schiff, whose district...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program.
The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A scientific instrument designed to take the most meaningful snapshot yet of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is on its way to space, via a lengthy testing detour in Arizona.
On May 9 Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers in La Canada...
| Apr 8, 2012
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is facing six opponents to represent the redrawn 28th Congressional District, but they will have to overcome incredible odds and funding disadvantages to mount a serious challenge to the long-time congressman.
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:24 AM
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) captured this image of one of our neighbors, the Messier 33 galaxy.
Nicknamed the Triangulum galaxy, it is the third largest member in the Local Group, a community of 30 galaxies. It's only three...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The rover being sent to Mars in search of extraterrestrial life has found its parking spot, and like many humans, its getting one as close to its destination as possible.
Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge said this...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:07 PM
A once-canceled space telescope is set to launch into Earth orbit, where it will search for undiscovered black holes in the Milky Way and at the hearts of other galaxies.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array will hunt for black holes that have...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was featured on the NPR program "All Things Considered" Tuesday morning making an impassioned plea for a specialized type of plutonium used for space exploration. The isotope, plutonium-238, is the main fuel for spacecrafts in...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:46 AM
NASA is scheduled to announce which of the names submitted by more than 11,000 students from across the nation will be picked for two lunar space probes that will map the moon like never before.
The solar-powered GRAIL twins will give scientists at the...