JPL

  • NASA gets into Halloween spirit with pumpkin contest

    When they’re not launching satellites into space, it turns out the engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can also put any neighborhood’s jack-o’-lanterns to shame.

  • John Callas: How did Mars Rover extend 90-day mission to 12 years?

    NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity recently complete its 12th year on Mars. Its mission was originally meant to last just 90 days. Since then, the gadget has taken more than 200,000 images and driven more than 26 miles across the surface of the red planet. Just how did it work out so much better than NASA could have hoped for? Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with John Callas, the Project Manager for the Mars Exploration Rover Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He shared that interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Price pulls pieces together to help create revolutionary rescue technology

    DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate worked with scientists at NASA-JPL to create FINDER, a portable piece of technology to help first responders.

  • NASA’s new stars make geeky seem chic

    Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as “Mohawk Guy” of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.

  • Scammers hack NASA web site

    A scammer selling cheap adobe software has hacked into NASA websites.

  • Background checks move to the forefront

    The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don’t have security clearances and don’t work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what’s going on here.

  • Security checks affect NASA and beyond

    Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don’t have security clearances and don’t work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

  • Still Beaming

    It’s been five years and they’re still going strong. The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been beaming back information from the Red Planet for much longer than expected. John Callas is the Project Manager…

  • Still Beaming

    It’s been five years and they’re still going strong. The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been beaming back information from the Red Planet for much longer than expected. John Callas is the Project Manager…