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NASA Will Host Teleconference On Curiosity Mars Rover June 5
2013-06-04 10:20:14

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover. The briefing participants will be: -- Jim Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory project manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Joy Crisp, Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist, JPL -- Joe Melko, Mars Science Laboratory sampling...

2013-06-03 20:20:12

PASADENA, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5, to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission and activities of the Curiosity rover. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants will be: -- Jim Erickson, MSL project manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Joy Crisp, MSL deputy project scientist, JPL...

2013-05-30 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) MSL's Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) is the first instrument to measure the radiation environment...

Radiation Dangers From Manned Mars Trip
2013-05-30 13:20:16

John P. Millis, Ph.D. and Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are many barriers that stand in the way of sending a human team to the surface of Mars. But near the top of the list of dangers would have to be the radiation exposure during the round trip voyage through the solar system. Clearly, a detailed understanding of the exposure levels is key in planning any mission to the Red Planet. To this end, the recent mission that carried NASA´s Curiosity...

Mars Stones And Pebbles Hint At Watery Past
2013-05-30 13:06:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history. NASA's Curiosity rover currently roving around on Mars has snapped images of gravel and pebbles. Researchers writing in the journal Science say that the shapes and sizes of these rounded pebbles clearly show that there has been flowing water on Mars. Curiosity's stereo camera took photos of a few areas with...

2013-05-27 12:20:11

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The journal Science has embargoed details until 2 p.m. May 30. The briefing participants are: -- Donald M. Hassler, RAD principal investigator and program director, Southwest Research...

2013-05-23 12:26:00

Leader of the Mars Pathfinder Mission to Present "Take Risk, Don't Fail" at World's Leading Information Security Event SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announced that Brian Muirhead, Chief Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and former manager of the Mars Pathfinder Mission as well as the former Chief Architect of the Constellation program, will present the Day Two keynote address at Black...

Curiosity Rover Drills For A Second Time On Martian Rock
2013-05-20 14:39:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little more than three months ago NASA´s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock. Portions of the drill sample should be delivered to Curiosity´s onboard laboratory for further analysis in the coming days, according to a NASA...

NASA, US Air Force Need More Robust Spaceflight Processors
2013-05-16 14:00:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA and the US Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory said they are looking for four companies to research and develop high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities. The new Air Force Next Generation Space Processor Analysis Program seeks to find companies to perform a yearlong evaluation of advanced, space-based applications that would use spaceflight processors for the 2020 to 2030 time frame. NASA decided to join the Air...

2013-05-15 12:21:50

Full-Size Mars Curiosity Rover Exclusively on Display, Free Solar Observing, Summer Sky Watching Tips, Enter to Win a Telescope and More! CHICAGO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the opening of the Adler's new show Cosmic Wonder and the summer-long programming, 100 Days of Wonder, with free solar observing (weather permitting), sky watching tips from Adler staff, Curiosity mission updates, family activities and more! Adler visitors can also enter to win a...