Mars Science Laboratory, T Minus 19 Hours and Counting Until Launch

The launch clock on NASA’s and JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory (aka: Curiosity) website is progressing toward a launch tomorrow. Hopefully, the weather holds out and the launch is successfully on-time as planned at 10:02AM EST. You can watch the launch tomorrow here (there are other videos and information about Curiosity on this website, too).

Supreme Court Heard Arguments on JPL Case Today, Questions of Administration’s Commitment to Privacy

Dennis V. Byrnes wrote a very good summary of his and the other JPL plaintiffs’s position regarding their case against the US government and CalTech for what they see as NASA’s unconstitutional background check policy that took effect during the last Bush administration. You can read it here on the LA Times, and you canContinue reading “Supreme Court Heard Arguments on JPL Case Today, Questions of Administration’s Commitment to Privacy”