Artists's Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion

August 7, 2014

Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will execute the largest planned maneuver of the spacecraft's remaining mission on Aug. 9.

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SST and the Milky Way, an Artist's Concept

August 7, 2014

Spitzer Telescope Honored by Aerospace Society

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the hidden cosmos.

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.

August 6, 2014

The Future is Now: Concepts Chosen for Study

Five technology proposals, including one from JPL, have been selected for continued study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.

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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. Image credit: NASA/JPL

August 6, 2014

Orbiter Completes Maneuver to Prepare for Comet Flyby

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted the timing of its orbit around Mars as a defensive precaution for a comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.

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Rosetta's Comet from 177 Miles

August 6, 2014

Rosetta Arrives at Target Comet

After a decade-long journey chasing its target, the European Space Agency's Rosetta, carrying three NASA instruments, became the first spacecraft to orbit a comet.

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Low-level clouds along the California coast are visible in this July 26, 2014 image

August 5, 2014

Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models

A new JPL/California Institute of Technology study examines how changes in the level of tiny particles in our atmosphere affect a key type of clouds that help cool our planet.

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Saucer Out of the Drink

August 5, 2014

NASA Holds Briefing on Early Test Results for New Planetary Landing Technology

NASA successfully flew the saucer-shaped LDSD test vehicle into near-space in June. An Aug. 8 news conference at 9 a.m. PDT will feature new video and early mission results.

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Curiosity Tracks in 'Hidden Valley' on Mars

August 5, 2014

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet

NASA's most advanced roving laboratory on Mars celebrates its second anniversary since landing inside the Red Planet's Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, EDT).

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A 3D, augmented reality model of NASA's Curiosity rover

August 5, 2014

NASA Upgrades Its 3-D Spacecraft App

NASA releases a new, improved version of its Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices for the second anniversary of Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity landing on Mars.

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Bright Outburst on Io

August 4, 2014

A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter's Moon Io

Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year.

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