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  • New Matt Damon film 'The Martian' excites NASA scientists

    New Matt Damon film 'The Martian' excites NASA scientists
    Fearing the wrath of his nerdy online followers, software engineer and amateur author Andy Weir spent countless hours digging through Google to perfect technical details in what became a popular 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars.
  • JPL marks Red Planet flyby

    JPL marks Red Planet flyby
    Scientists, engineers and authors convened at La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday to ponder earthlings’ innate curiosity about the possibility of life on Mars and how the past 50 years of planetary exploration has both shaped and...

    NASA's JPL honors its former director

    NASA's JPL honors its former director
    As the director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, William Pickering oversaw the lab’s space exploration in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and his missions’ successes paved the way for modern victories. On Monday,...

    La Cañada History: Chinese president tours JPL; heat wave swelters region

    La Cañada History: Chinese president tours JPL; heat wave swelters region
    Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge’s assessed valuation for 2005 was $4,243,077,387, a 9% increase over the 2004 total, according to the annual report issued by then-Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerback, who stated of the county overall that...

    La Cañada History: Senior prank features Volkswagen Beetle

    La Cañada History: Senior prank features Volkswagen Beetle
    Ten Years Ago Several Spartan seniors, advanced placement physics students, were basking in the glow of a prank well pulled in early June 2005. They successfully dragged a Volkswagen Beetle they’d purchased and beautified onto a bridge...