In order for humans to survive as a species we must invest in space exploration.
A booming sound erupts through Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force space station. With a massive cloud of smoke and a blazing fire roaring behind it, the Atlas V-541 catapulted towards space, carrying the rover family’s newest member, Perseverance. The rover has everything it needs to answer the age-old question, is there life on Mars? “It’s like punching a hole in the sky,” said NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen.
NASA has captured images of water molecules trapped in one of the largest craters on the sunlit surface of the moon. The images were captured using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aboard a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner.
This past weekend at the Rose Bowl was the ultimate laid-back summer party as Arroyo Seco Weekend kicked off their second year of the two-day music festival featuring food, drinks, DIY art studios, a botanical garden and a geodesic dome from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Every Michael Jordan needs a Phil Jackson, just like every ambitious student needs advice from top facilities. That is why the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA showed up with their dream coaches for STEM/ MESA interns to the battlecry of Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up” for the internships information session last week.
From the eight diverse planets of the solar system, to the unique constellations coloring the Milky Way’s night sky, the universe is an infinity of unknowns. Scientists in the astronomy niche are constantly studying for new discoveries about these distant wonders.
PCC students began to prepare for their redemption at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon as soon as the school year started. After a mediocre first attempt, the students began training for their next attempt at the gold.
She.Codes computer science club president Kristiana Rendón was recently featured in an article by NASA for successfully leading PCC’s “Swarmathon” team in difficult programming competitions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this year.
Pasadena City College is participating in Swarmathon, a robotics competition organized by the University of New Mexico and funded by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Program, in which students will create robots called “Swarmies” designed for planetary exploration.
A full day culminated in the celebration of 35 years for the Planetary Society last week with a combined dedication of their new facility in Pasadena, now open to the public, and a star-studded evening variety event complete with entertainment and the love of all things science.