Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for January. Jupiter at opposition. Venus at conjunction. A Juno mission update. And the Quadrantid meteor shower. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Reuters (Feb. 27, 2013) American entrepreneur, Dennis Tito, says he wants to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018, but researchers at NASA and Stanford University argue that it may be better to visit the ... watch video
NASA (Jan. 11, 2013) Officials from NASA and the Commercial Crew Program partners discuss the program's progress; Feb. 11 is the scheduled launch date for the Landsat mission from California; and more news from the week ... watch video
NASA (Jan. 24, 2014) "Here's some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!"
NASA's TDRS-L satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket January 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force ... watch video
Sep. 3, 2015 Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on ... read more
Aug. 25, 2015 The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 Why did anti-matter disappear almost completely from our universe, whereas matter did not? Scientists are attempting to solve this mystery at the European research institute ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 Dominating this image is part of the nebula Gum 56, illuminated by the hot bright young stars that were born within it. For millions of years stars have been created out of ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 A suppression of strange quark production relative to up and down quark production had previously been noted; for the first time, the result has been verified when a single ... read more
Feb. 6, 2012 NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Feb. 1 with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver. The maneuver is the first of a dozen planned rocket ... read more
July 7, 2011 The Juno spacecraft completed hydrazine fuel loading, oxidizer loading and final tank pressurizations this week, and now the complete propulsion system is ready for the trip to Jupiter. The ... read more
Mar. 23, 2011 NASA's Juno spacecraft has completed its thermal vacuum chamber testing. The two-week-long test, which concluded on March 13, 2011, is the longest the spacecraft will undergo prior to ... read more
Mar. 8, 2011 NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems near Denver. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft will orbit Jupiter's poles 33 times to ... read more