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  • NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life

    NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life
    Wednesday marked the first full day of operations for NASA's mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons where scientists suspect there may be water under the surface.
  • NASA: Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating

    A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said Tuesday. The parachute appeared to rupture after it deployed, said Steve Jurcyzk, the...

    NASA to study supersonic parachute shredded in 'flying saucer' test

    NASA to study supersonic parachute shredded in 'flying saucer' test
    A supersonic parachute meant to slow a flying saucer during landing quickly failed during a test flight Monday – a second strike that the team had been hoping to avoid. Now, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hope to pull more...

    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief

    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief
    In a narrow parking lot, Brett Kennedy and Sisir Karumanchi stand around what looks like a suitcase. But then four limbs extend from its sides, bending and clicking into position. Two spread out like legs and two rise up like arms as the robot goes...

    Around Town: Water expert will speak at Transition Laguna event

    Water expert Jay Famiglietti will give a presentation on California's water crisis at the Transition Laguna Second Tuesday Potluck. Famiglietti is a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology...