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  • Dan Goods, JPL's science seer

     Dan Goods, JPL's science seer
    When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ. At JPL, his "Out There" sign (recycled computer-box parts) conjures the infinite in a meeting space and plaster hands he installed in the library hold curious objects. He once drilled a hole through a grain of sand to demonstrate the size of our galaxy, and then put that grain of sand in six rooms of sand that represent the universe. Anything to make abstract science into something you can see.
  • SpaceX opens office in Alabama to be 'part of Rocket City'

    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. quietly opened a new office Thursday in Huntsville, Ala., dubbed "Rocket City" for its long history with U.S. space missions. The company, better known as SpaceX, tried to keep the news under the radar, but it...

    Geek alert: Watch the Mars rover getting assembled

    Ever wonder what it’s like assembling the high-tech robots that trawl other planets? Well, the folks over at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge are giving you the chance to find out. The space agency has set up...

    Social media wrap: Chilean miners rescue -- Pinera, Calderon, Palin react online

    As the rescue of 33 men trapped deep underground for two months continues, politicians including the presidents of Chile and Mexico post their thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.

    XCOR to launch private rocket plane from Curacao

    On the Caribbean island of Curacao, tourists enjoy picturesque views of sun-splashed beaches and scuba diving among the radiant coral reefs. In a few years, they may also be able to take rocket trips into outer space. XCOR Aerospace Inc.,...