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10/12/2017

The Golden Record Turns 40

Robert Perkins
The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.
Panel
09/18/2017

Cassini End of Mission Celebration

Members of the Caltech and JPL community marked the end of Cassini's mission with a celebratory send-off at Beckman Auditorium.
photo of donut display at Cassini Finale event
09/14/2017

Panel to Discuss Impact of Voyager Mission's Golden Record

This cosmic greeting causes us to think about what it means to be human and the possibility of life in the universe.
Golden Record Image
02/03/2017

Caltech Hosts "The Science Behind 'The Expanse'" Panel

Whitney Clavin
Caltech and JPL scientists and the cast, crew, and producers of the popular Syfy series The Expanse teamed up at Caltech for a panel discussion of the science behind the show,
Expanse panel poster
11/02/2016

JPL News: Art Turns Public Eyes (and Ears) Toward Space

The Huntington's new Orbit Pavilion, a collaboration with JPL, lets visitors "hear" 19 of NASA's Earth science satellites pass over them.
photo of the Huntington's Orbit Pavilion
10/31/2016

JPL Celebrates 80 Years of Scientific Exploration

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of JPL, which traces its roots to a small band of young experimenters who started testing their handmade rocket engines in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco on Halloween day in 1936.
Photo: JPL rocketry pioneers test rocket engines in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco in 1936.
05/02/2016

Michael Watkins Named Next JPL Director

Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech.
01/25/2016

JPL News: Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2

Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago when NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the planet.
12/14/2015

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.
10/05/2015

Exhibition Honors Pioneering Rocket Scientist

Lorinda Dajose
On October 3, the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT) will host an exhibition titled "Qian Xue-sen: A Man of Science and an Inspiration to Scholars."