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JPL Tour in Pasadena


Last August, my children and I ventured out to Pasadena, CA for a tour of Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Julian Charter School.  457 more words

Field Trips In Los Angeles

Driving Distances on Mars & the Moon

From a great tumblr site, spaceexp: This chart provides a comparison of the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Mars and Earth’s moon. 179 more words

Science & Technology

NASA prepares for comet that will narrowly miss Mars

TORONTO – Mars will have a close encounter with a comet in October, and NASA is already taking steps to prepare its orbiting spacecraft.

On October 19, Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will pass just 132,000 km from Mars, one of the closest encounters by a comet around another planet ever recorded. 355 more words


Root and STEM - July 5

  • New Developments

In H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, Mars invaded Earth with flying saucers. Now, in real life, Earth is considering a flying saucer for its next trip to the red planet. 561 more words

Root And STEM

NASA Launches its First Carbon-Tracking Satellite

It’s been a rough birthing process for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) satellite program, which promises global tracking of carbon dioxide entering and leaving the atmosphere at ground level. 434 more words

Climate Science

NASA'S First LDSD Test Flight a Success; Vehicle Looks like a Flying Saucer!

JPL, Pasadena, Calif. – NASA representatives participated in a media teleconference on Saturday, June 28th to discuss the 2014 near-space test flight of the agency’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), which occurred off the coast of the U.S. 804 more words

Space Exploration