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Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle
2014-02-15 06:04:08

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January. Only about 1.5 inches wide (4 centimeters), the white-rimmed, red-centered rock caused a stir last month when it appeared in an image the rover took Jan. 8 at a location where it was not present four days earlier. More recent...

2014-01-21 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later. NASA will reflect on the rover's work in a news conference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will originate from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., and be carried live on NASA Television and...

2014-01-06 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media and public are invited to attend events hosted by NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM), in Washington, to commemorate 10 years of roving across Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Anniversary activities will showcase the images and achievements of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, both launched by NASA in the summer of 2003. Activities also will highlight how Mars...

2013-10-22 16:24:26

Firm behind HealthCare.gov is recognized for helping millions of young people Opt Out of Obamacare WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity is proud to announce CGI Federal, the American subsidiary of the Canadian multinational CGI Group and the main contractor behind HealthCare.gov, as the winner of the first ever Youth Defender Award. CGI is recognized for doing more than anyone to date to save young people from the increased costs and privacy...

Tenth Anniversary Of NASA Opportunity Launch Arrives Next Week
2013-07-02 08:15:19

[ Watch the Video: Opportunity's Improbable Anniversary ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has been celebrating several key anniversary dates recently. In April, the space agency celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first satellite in space. In May, it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country's first space station: Skylab. And just last month, NASA celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first American woman in space: Sally Ride. In the marking of...

2013-06-06 12:31:49

Generation Opportunity Facebook bombs Judiciary Chair, defeats bill WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), who was Facebook bombed by over 3,000 young activists in recent days, announced this morning that his committee would not take up Senate-passed legislation to collect taxes on Internet sales. Goodlatte's statement effectively kills the bill, deceptively labeled the "Marketplace Fairness Act." (Photo:...

2013-06-06 12:20:55

PASADENA, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on Friday, June 7, to provide an update about the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The 10th anniversary of this rover's launch is next month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants will be: -- John Callas, project manager for Opportunity, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Steve Squyres,...

Communication Blackout Caused By Sun Put Opportunity Into Standby Mode
2013-04-30 18:25:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity placed itself in standby mode during April when the sun was blocking out communication with the Red Planet and Earth. The space agency said mission controllers learned of the changed status on April 27, when they first heard from Opportunity after the blocked communication period. Engineers pumped "fresh commands" into the rover on Monday to get it to resume operations....

Mars Rover Opportunity Still Going Strong After 10 Years In Service
2013-01-21 12:32:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Opportunity rover is closing in on its 10-year anniversary, and is still performing science missions on the Red Planet, reports the Associated Press. The veteran rover first entered Mars' southern hemisphere on January 24, 2004, a few weeks after its twin rover, Spirit, landed on the opposite side of the planet. Before the media began to have an appetite for Curiosity, Opportunity was the darling rover, touching down on an...

2013-01-18 12:22:00

Generation Opportunity: Millennials look to Washington, President Obama for results after four years of economic devastation WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will soon take the oath of office for the second time at the 57th Presidential Inauguration. As Mr. Obama puts the final touches on his Inaugural Address and prepares to lay out a vision for the next four years, Generation Opportunity - the nation's leading organization advocating for...