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ArtCenter Alum Designs Nissan’s 2022 Pathfinder SUV

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 10:39 am

A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena is responsible for the design of Nissan’s revamped Pathfinder SUV line for 2022. Marcus Quach, who graduated from ArtCenter in 2013, is the senior exterior designer at Nissan Design America, based in La... More »


JPL’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt Sunday

Friday, April 9, 2021 | 4:30 pm

The small rotorcraft’s “Wright brothers moment” is two Mars days away. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-poun... More »


JPL’s Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 5:13 pm

NASA JPL’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched 20 years ago on April 7, making it the oldest spacecraft still working at the Red Planet. The orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarke’s classic sci-fi novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Clarke blessed it... More »


JPL Helps Develop New Tool to Help Rescue Rescuers

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 12:04 pm

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has partnered with federal officials to develop a new system to help firefighters quickly and accurately locate comrades who have become lost in the smoke amid a chaotic fire scene, according to JPL. The Precision Outdoor and Indo... More »


Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Deployed, Survives 1st Frigid Martian Night

Monday, April 5, 2021 | 9:34 am

After traveling nearly 300 million miles to reach the Red Planet affixed to the belly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Perseverance Rover, the experimental Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has descended the final 4 inches to the planet’s surface ahead of its antici... More »


4 Pasadena Scholars Selected for NASA Hubble Fellowship Program

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 2:23 pm

Four Pasadena-based postdoctoral scholars, including two from Caltech and two from Carnegie Observatories, have been selected to join the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program to help shed light on some of the universe’s most puzzling questions, the agenc... More »


Ask Caltech Experts: Inside the Caltech COVID-19 Study

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 6:09 am

? As part of Conversations on COVID-19, a webinar series hosted by the Caltech Science Exchange, science writer Emily Velasco spoke with three Caltech graduate students—Matt Cooper, Emily Savela, and Alex Winnett—who are part of the team running the Caltech CO... More »