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2012-08-18 15:44:30

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

You and Your Creativity Wanted By JPL Infographics Site
2012-08-02 10:38:50

JPL Infographics, a newly launched website and resource database from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is inviting space aficionados and graphic wizards to take on a visual challenge by grabbing NASA data and transforming them into a scientific work of art.

2012-08-01 08:35:14

SIT IN A SPACE SHIP, TOUCH A PIECE OF MARS, AND MEET BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY®, STAR TREK’S ROBERT PICARDO, NASA SCIENTISTS, MARS EXPERTS AND MORE


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.