| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:25 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has gotten a brand new software upgrade, but the intrepid robot’s wheels are a little worse for wear.
Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge reported last week that they...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday – Christmas Day.
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
The best place to work in federal government? A newly released annual survey shows that, among big government agencies, it’s NASA. The same as last year.
The Best Places to Work in Federal Government study by the nonprofit Partnership for Public...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A malfunctioning cooling system part on the International Space Station may require an astronaut spacewalk to fix it if the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston can’t get the system back up and running, according to NASA officials....
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
A series of discoveries from NASA's Curiosity rover are giving scientists a picture of Mars that looks increasingly complex, with small bits of water spread around the surface and an interior that could have been more geologically mature than experts...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Occupy Mars? NASA is spending $2.5 billion to land a vehicle on Mars to determine if life exists up there. Wouldn't it be cheaper to rent "ET" and take Steven Spielberg's word for it?
Shouldn't we get our priorities straight and launch a probe to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:26 AM
MAVEN is now on its way to Mars, joining Curiosity and various other predecessors in humanity's effort to figure out the Red Planet.
Was there life on this apparently barren world? What happened to make Mars what it is today? MAVEN will look for clues....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Americans awoke to the sound of one hand clapping on Tuesday. While local governments were open for business, the other hand, the federal government, was largely unavailable because of a partial shutdown that began at midnight.
The full impact of the...