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  • Asteroid to pass by Earth on Sunday. Wave hello to 'the Beast!'

    Asteroid to pass by Earth on Sunday. Wave hello to 'the Beast!'
    An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, June 8, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach. Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated a "potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its...
  • La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service

    La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service
    Ten Years Ago It was announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory would create its first float entry for the Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Parade, in cooperation with Caltech. The float's theme would be "A Family of Explorers," in keeping with the parade's...
  • Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii

    Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii
    If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai. On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these...
  • Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight

    Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....
  • 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...
  • La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned

    La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned
    Ten Years Ago News agencies from around the world reported the anticipation among engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the Cassini-Huygens mission, managed by JPL, reached the end of its seven-year voyage to begin exploring...
  • NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite

    NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite
    NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • Asteroid nicknamed 'the Beast' buzzing by Earth

    Asteroid nicknamed 'the Beast' buzzing by Earth
    An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach. Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated a "potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its size...
  • 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...
  • Learning Matters: GCC choir provides a fun outlet

    Learning Matters: GCC choir provides a fun outlet
    I have written and spoken many times — including in this column last September — about the academic and social benefits of music education for children. Learning to read music is learning a new symbolic language. Learning rhythms is an...