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NASA Awards SpaceX Contract To Launch JPL Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 5:39 am

NASA announced Friday it has awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s first mission aimed at conducting detailed investigations of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, including a search for potentially life-supporting... More »


Perseverance Rover Gets Ready to Collect Its First Martian Sample

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 11:42 am

? Anticipation is mounting at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the teams behind the Perseverance Mars Rover are preparing to collect the first-ever sample of Martian material, which is to be returned to Earth in a future mission, according to JPL. Mission mana... More »


Ingenuity Scopes Out Sand Dunes, Rock Ridges on Mars

Monday, July 12, 2021 | 2:27 pm

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s first-of-its-kind Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided scientists with up-close images of sand dunes, rock ridges and other geographic features of interest during its successful ninth flight last week, according to JPL. Originally tas... More »


Caltech Professor of Theoretical Physics Wins Simons Investigator Award

Monday, July 12, 2021 | 6:18 am

Xie Chen, professor of theoretical physics at Caltech, has been named a 2021 Simons Investigator, an honor that comes with $100,000 in research support per year for five years. The intent of the award, according to the Simons Foundation, is to support “outstan... More »


$3 Million Caltech Center to Advance At-Home Health Care Technology

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 1:35 pm

A multi-institution partnership that includes Caltech aims to develop clinically validated technologies to remotely monitor patient health Caltech, the University of Arizona, Baylor College of Medicine, and USC have joined together to create a new National Sci... More »