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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAfter troubleshooting an electrical problem on NASA's Phoenix lander and performing a test scoop into the crumbly surface of the Martian northern plain, scientists said Monday that they are ready to dig for ice as early as today. Phoenix is the first...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn a series of maneuvers that sounds more like cooking class than research on Mars, scientists said Monday they would try one more time to shake bits of the clumpy Martian soil into a test oven on NASA's Phoenix lander before switching to a backup...
Times Staff WriterAn international team of astronauts will be living and working at a permanent moon base to be built at one of the resource-rich lunar poles within two decades, NASA announced Monday. Earth's first off-world colonists will cruise the surface in a lunar...
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The Swampby Frank James So which magazine was the first to get a sit down interview and photo shoot with President-elect Barack Obama? Ebony Magazine, which was visited by the president-elect at its Chicago offices in the Michigan Ave. headquarters building......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCaltech has received an eight-year, $24-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to establish a space studies institute dedicated to developing a new generation of space missions and research. The W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies will consider...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA last-ditch attempt to shake a sample of Martian soil into an oven on NASA's Phoenix lander succeeded Wednesday, clearing the way for tests to determine whether the northern plains of Mars may once have been habitable. "The group went up in cheers --...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAfter nearly two weeks of testing and preparation, NASA's Phoenix lander on Friday began its first day of scientific work at Mars' north pole, where the lander's robotic arm delivered a scoop of soil to an oven that will search for evidence that the Red...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterProspecting near Mars' north pole was set back at least a day Tuesday when a communications link to NASA's Phoenix lander, nestled into a wide, undulating expanse nicknamed Green Valley, was interrupted by what spacecraft operators called a "transient...
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Arthur R. Kantrowitz, a physicist and inventor whose research pioneered the development of nose cones for rockets as well as pumps to help failing hearts move blood more effectively, died of heart failure Nov. 29 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGround operations began Monday at the Phoenix landing site at Mars' north pole, with the latest images from the robotic lander showing a bizarre, checkerboard landscape apparently shaped by the movement of ice lying only inches beneath the surface....
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAfter 19 years of marriage, three children and one magnificent shuttle flight into space, NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak's life was beginning to unravel. The Navy captain had separated from her husband a few weeks ago and, according to papers filed in...
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