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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Director Retiring
2013-09-19 13:27:07

NASA Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL’s chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL’s resources and activities.  JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians...

2013-09-19 10:28:43

Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL's chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL's resources and activities. JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and business...

NASA Technology Detects Heartbeat In Rubble
2013-09-18 09:57:44

[ Watch the Video: NASA Tech Will Hunt For Heartbeats After Disasters ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has developed a new technology which can detect heartbeats behind 20 feet of solid concrete or 30 feet of crushed material. This radar-based technology will be used in emergency situations where victims are trapped beneath collapsed buildings and other rubble. The government agencies have...

2013-09-17 23:30:26

American Express Global Corporate Payments will sponsor the one-day event on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Featured presenters include payments experts from Sony Pictures and Jet Propulsion Laboratory who will be speaking on global B2B payment strategies and auditing best practices. Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Registration is now open for the NAPCP's Culver City Regional Forum, October 10, 2013 (http://www.napcp.org/events). The event, hosted by Sony Pictures Studios and...

NASA Inviting Social Media Fans To Earth Science Event
2013-09-17 07:27:04

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA is inviting its social media followers to apply for participation in a two-day NASA Social on Nov. 4 and 5 at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The event will highlight NASA and JPL's role in studying Earth and its climate and will preview three Earth-observing missions JPL is preparing for launch in 2014. The event will offer people who connect with NASA through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks the...

Former JPL Director Bruce C. Murray Dies After A Long Illness At The Age Of 81
2013-08-30 06:59:54

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Murray was at the helm of JPL from 1976 to 1982, during a very busy time for planetary exploration - when the Viking spacecraft landed on Mars, and Voyager 1 and 2 were launched and flew by Jupiter and Saturn. After leaving JPL, Murray was a professor of planetary science and geology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which manages JPL for NASA. As JPL director, Murray faced a rapidly shrinking budget, along with the rest of NASA....

Mars Curiosity's First Year: Watch Live Talk Online
2013-08-15 08:44:50

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Are you ready for some science? No matter where you are, you can join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars. This talk will revisit the dramatic, nail-biting landing and some of the mission's top science results. The speaker is JPL's Ashwin Vasavada, deputy project scientist for the Mars Science...

Charles Bolden Previews the 'Year Of Earth' At JPL
2013-08-14 10:21:27

Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Administrator Charles Bolden checked on the progress today of two Earth missions being built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for launch in 2014. Technicians in JPL's historic Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room are assembling NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft, which will produce global maps of soil moisture for tracking water availability around our planet, and ISS-RapidScat, a scatterometer instrument...

New Precision Landing Software Being Tested By JPL, Masten
2013-08-13 07:22:18

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A year after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's landed on Mars, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are testing a sophisticated flight-control algorithm that could allow for even more precise, pinpoint landings of future Martian spacecraft. Flight testing of the new Fuel Optimal Large Divert Guidance algorithm - G-FOLD for short - for planetary pinpoint landing is being conducted jointly by JPL engineers in cooperation with...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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