| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Proposed cuts to next year’s NASA budget would drastically scale back the agency’s efforts to explore Mars, likely costing hundreds of Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers their jobs.
In the scope of a more than $17.7-billion proposed 2013...
| 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 Cañada Flintridge, officials say.
Included in the more than $17....
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:10 PM
John Glenn, who launched into orbit for his historic spaceflight 50 years ago, was “no ordinary pilot,” fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong said Monday at a gala marking the anniversary.
Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, said...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:55 PM
With proposed federal budget cuts threatening to eliminate hundreds of jobs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA head Charles Bolden pledged Wednesday at JPL’s Mars mission control room that the agency would try to keep those scientists and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 11:27 AM
With proposed federal budget cuts threatening to eliminate hundreds of jobs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden this week said he would try to keep scientists and engineers working on Mars...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Now that NASA has mothballed its fleet of space shuttles, the space agency needs a new ride to the International Space Station.
On Friday, NASA handed out $1.1 billion to three companies to privately develop rockets and spacecraft for what could be the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The rover Curiosity is expected to transmit a huge scientific payload from Mars, and the mission may also heavily influence how lawmakers in Washington, D.C., decide to spend money on the space race.
Supporters hope a successful landing Sunday night...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:04 AM
PASADENA -- The Curiosity rover transmitted the first-ever feature song from the surface of Mars on Tuesday -- a track penned by singer and producer will.i.am to celebrate the NASA robot's successful landing on the Red Planet.
The song, called "Reach for...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:50 AM
They called it the "seven minutes or terror" for the complex maneuverings and rocket blasts conducted in the final moments of a 354 million mile journey from home, but the Curiosity rover executed its landing flawlessly. Those who doubted U.S. preeminence...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Some of the celebration surrounding the Mars Science Laboratory's successful landing Sunday night on the Red Planet had a political tone.
The touchdown of the over-budget $2.5-billion Mars rover mission comes as tax dollars for planetary exploration...