Cassini Releases Image of Earth Waving at Saturn

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth
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Mars Rover Reports Weather, Radiation Data

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer After more than three months on Mars, the rover Curiosity is using its scientific instruments to give Earth-bound scientists a view of the changing seasons on the Red Planet The rover carries 10 sophisticated instruments — known together as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Now in Saturn’s Orbit, Cassini Marks 15th Anniversary

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
An unmanned spacecraft orbiting Saturn celebrated a solitary anniversary of 15 years in flight October 15, still on the job, sending back data about the ringed planet in our solar system. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been managing the Cassini mission since its launch (more...)

Curiosity to Begin Hands-On Science on Mars

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The Curiosity rover is moving across the surface of Mars, approaching its first target to conduct contact science, gathering and analyzing samples of materials. In the true tradition of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory managing the project, the ground team has named this target (more...)

Rover Sends Human Voice and Panoramic View from Mars

By Charlene Porter '
Staff Writer
The human voice has been transmitted from Mars across the solar system to Earth for the first time. The rover Curiosity carried a recording from NASA Director Charles Bolden when the craft landed on the red planet August 6 (August 5 at the Jet Propulsion (more...)

Mars Flight Director Gains Celebrity as “Mohawk Guy”

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The world was watching the control room August 6 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the question on everybody’s mind was, “Will the craft land safely on Mars?” But apparently many were also asking, “Who’s that dude with the Mohawk-style haircut at the console?” That dude (more...)


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