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Pasadena Schools » Women in STEM: Five Female Role Models | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

There’s a rich history of women in STEM who have changed the world, honored for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math. Inspiring figures like Marie Curie, Countess Ada Lovelace, Mae Jemison, Dr. Jane Goodall, Florence Nightingale, and many more rightly hold pop culture titles of “greatest women in STEM” or “women who changed…

Pasadena Now » NASA Robots Compete Underground in DARPA Challenge | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

JPL and its university partners are competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Subterranean Challenge in Pittsburg Aug. 15-22, 2019, with a fleet of robots built to search tunnels, caves and other subterranean environments. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Robots from all over the world will compete to find objects in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Systems Competition,…

Pasadena Now » MarCO Wins the ‘Oscar’ for Tiny Spacecraft | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

An artist’s rendering of the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight’s successful Mars landing. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) bestowed their Small Satellite Mission of…

Planetary Society’s solar sail appears to deploy properly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials said. Deployment commands were sent to the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 from mission control at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. “Sail deployment appears to…

Pasadena Now » What Does a Marsquake Look Like? | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

This artist’s concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like as they move through different layers of the Martian interior.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ETH Zurich/ Van Driel Southern California got all shook up after a set of recent quakes. But Earth isn’t the only place that experiences quakes: Both the Moon and…

Pasadena Now » Apollo 11 Mission Comes Full Circle to Pasadena | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

Scale models were used by the projects at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at a time when there was no computer animation. Engineers and scientists used them to visualize the spacecraft and its orientation as it reached the moon or a planet. Shown circa 1965, three members of the Ranger 7 television experiment team stand near…

SoCalGas to host renewable energy day

BRAWLEY, Calif. – Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), is hosting a day of renewable energy and technology demonstrations. The workshops will take place at The Center for Energy Sustainability at San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus on Thursday.  Researches with SoCalGas will demonstrate three different renewable energy projects that include Hyperlight’s Concentrated Solar Power, Hydrothermal…

Pasadena Now » The Best Things to Do in Pasadena on Sunday | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

  Sunday, June 23, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. (Sat) – 11:00 a.m. (Sun) ARRL Field Day   click for more information » Curious about Ham (amateur) radio? Field Day will be held at the ArtCenter and visitors are welcome. This activity is supported by the Pasadena Radio Club (PRC), JPL, CalTech & South Pasadena radio clubs. There…

Pasadena Now » Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on Budget Agreement | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide…

Today, the California Legislature passed the 2019-20 State Budget. The budget is once again balanced and on-time. It ensures Californian’s continue to receive the services they expect while continuing to grow our reserves to $19.4 billion, including the Rainy Day Fund to $16.5 billion. The governor and legislature still need to finalize the budget agreement…