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  • Engineer and artist honored by Maine West

     Engineer and artist honored by Maine West
    Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his impressionistic landscape paintings in domestic and international exhibitions.
  • Metric conversion commentary brings lopsided reactions in favor of a switch

    First things first. It's always fun to kick up a little dust, and it seems passions run high when it comes to the metric system. So there was a deluge of strong reactions after I argued last week in favor of switching to metric, and I'll get to that...

    NASA's Mars Curiosity rover hits first Martian year

    NASA's Mars Curiosity rover hits first Martian year
    NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above. Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because...

    READER SUBMITTED: Take A 'Trip' To Mars Right From West Hartford

    The year is 2132. People now have the technology to travel great distances in space. They have left the borders of Earth to live and work in neighboring worlds. Visitors to the Gengras Planetarium at The New Children's Museum in West Hartford will be...

    Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...