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NASA's Global Reach: Pakistan

Nagin Cox • September 18, 2014 • 6

Nagin Cox, a systems engineer and manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory currently working on the mission operations team for Curiosity, tells us about a trip she took to Pakistan as an ambassador for science and technology.

Canadian Mars Analogue Mission: Field Report, Week 2

Tanya Harrison • August 28, 2014

Tanya Harrison wraps up the final week of Mars sample return analogue mission operations at the Canadian Space Agency.

Canadian Mars Analogue Mission: Field Report, Week 1

Tanya Harrison • August 20, 2014 • 1

Tanya Harrison reports on Canada's efforts to simulate a Mars sample return mission here on Earth.

Rosetta's Big Day

Stuart Atkinson • August 06, 2014 • 4

Stuart Atkinson muses on the difference between the Europe of today and the Europe of a century ago in the context of Rosetta's momentous arrival at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

How Arecibo Observatory Transmits to the ISEE-3 Spacecraft

Alessondra Springmann • July 16, 2014 • 2

Talking to spacecraft is a normal occurrence at Arecibo Observatory, but sometimes the nuts and bolts are a little unconventional.

I've been asteroided! (274860) Emilylakdawalla

Emily Lakdawalla • July 16, 2014 • 13

What a great piece of news to receive upon returning home from vacation! There is now a small piece of the solar system named for me: asteroid 274860 has been formally named "Emilylakdawalla" by the International Astronomical Union. Here is everything I've been able to learn about my namesake asteroid.

LightSail is happening, and I'll be your new guide

Jason Davis • June 02, 2014

Today, I'm joining The Planetary Society full-time as a media producer. My first task is to become an embedded reporter for LightSail, the Society's solar sailing spacecraft.

The Passing of Warren Ashley

Bruce Betts • March 27, 2014

Warren Ashley, pioneer of distance learning at CSUDH, passed away March 21, 2014. His idea led to the partnership between CSUDH and The Planetary Society to produce an online Introductory Astronomy course.

Calling Congress Is Easy

Kirby Runyon • March 21, 2014 • 3

Calling your senators and representatives about NASA's budget isn't that bad. In fact, I just took 15 minutes out of my day to do it! If you're not sure what to say to support planetary exploration, I hope you'll be inspired by what I've transcribed from my phone call this afternoon.

Shivering in Paradise: An Alaskan Aurora Adventure

Mat Kaplan • March 14, 2014 • 1

Mat Kaplan checks an item off his bucket list: Seeing the aurora in Alaska.

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