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Slice of History: Vice President Lyndon Johnson Visits JPL

Slice of History: Vice President Lyndon Johnson Visits JPL

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Vice President Lyndon Johnson Visits JPL — Photograph Number P-1723A On October 4, 1961, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visited NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, [...]

A Look Inside Dawn’s Grand Asteroid Adventure

A Look Inside Dawn’s Grand Asteroid Adventure

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft investigates its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. The south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, as imaged by the framing camera on NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in September 2011. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA | › Full [...]

Slice of History: Surveyor 3 Camera Returned from the Moon

Slice of History: Surveyor 3 Camera Returned from the Moon

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Surveyor 3 Camera Returned from the Moon — Photograph Number P-10709B In November 1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Alan Bean and Pete Conrad landed on the moon [...]

Dawn Longs to be Closer to Asteroid Vesta

Dawn Longs to be Closer to Asteroid Vesta

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft investigates its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. This image, one of the first obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in its low altitude mapping orbit, shows part of the rim of a fresh crater on [...]

Viewing Times and Tips for Saturday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse

Viewing Times and Tips for Saturday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse

By Steve Edberg The last lunar eclipse until 2014 will grace the sky on Saturday, Dec. 10. Steve Edberg, an astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shares the best viewing times and tips. For more lunar eclipse resources and to join NASA/JPL’s “I’m There: Lunar Eclipse” event, visit http://1.usa.gov/uBfAI8. Keith Burns submitted this winning photo [...]

Getting the Lowdown on Asteroid Vesta

Getting the Lowdown on Asteroid Vesta

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft investigates its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. This 3-D video incorporates images from the framing camera instrument aboard NASA’s Dawn spacecraft from July to August 2011. The images were obtained as Dawn approached Vesta [...]

Mission Control to Mars: Launching the Next Mars Rover

Mission Control to Mars: Launching the Next Mars Rover

By Rob Manning In the wee morning hours of Nov. 26, 2011, scientists and engineers gathered in the mission control room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to help launch the next Mars rover, Curiosity. The mission’s chief engineer, Rob Manning, shares the developing story from the control room as tensions and excitement for a mission [...]

Slice of History: Advanced Ocean Technology Development Platform

Slice of History: Advanced Ocean Technology Development Platform

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Advanced Ocean Technology Development Platform — Photograph Number P-23298B The Advanced Ocean Technology Development Platform (AOTDP) was developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the late [...]

Asteroid Vesta, All in the Details

Asteroid Vesta, All in the Details

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft investigates its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on September 20, 2011. This image was taken through the camera’s clear filter. The distance to the [...]

Slice of History: Freeway Tunnel Simulator

Slice of History: Freeway Tunnel Simulator

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Freeway Tunnel Simulator — Photograph Number P-20673A In October 1978, this photo was taken of a freeway tunnel simulator, which was used to study the air [...]

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