| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon.
In a statement, Schiff said he met with NASA...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff today vowed to fight a quarter-billion dollars in proposed funding cuts to NASA's Mars exploration programs out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge "tooth and nail."
The statement came after President Obama...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:38 AM
This year’s Rose Parade will include a brotherly duo unlike any other — one is an astronaut and the other a rose expert, and both will greet onlookers from the fifth float in the Tournament of Roses. Rex Walheim, 49, has five space walks under...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:46 AM
It started with Buck Rogers. The mid-20th Century comic book hero — forever rocketing through space, ray gun in hand — sparked Glendale resident Robert Costa’s life-long infatuation with space exploration.
So when Costa, then in the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:28 PM
A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Caņada Flintridge pleaded guilty this week to filing a fraudulent federal tax return that failed to report nearly $300,000 he stole from a Lancaster church.
Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, was a special...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Be the coolest K-12 teacher in your school next year by showing your kids an actual piece of the moon.
NASA will offer a teacher workshop this weekend, Sat., Aug. 13, from 10 AM-12 PM, for Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification at the Columbia Memorial...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Proposed cuts to NASA’s budget would drastically scale back the agency’s efforts to explore Mars and likely lead to hundreds of lay-offs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge, officials say.
Included in the more than $17....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and John Culberson (R-Texas) penned an op-ed piece in the latest issue of Space News, arguing that "slashing" NASA’s budget would be a "serious mistake" that would erode the nation's long-held position as the world's...
| 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...