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NASA’s Voyager turns 35

  NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 first launched in 1977. Now, they are the longest-operating spacecraft in history and billions of miles from Earth. Wednesday, Sep. 5 marked the 35th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch to Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 marked its 35th anniversary on Aug. 20. Voyager Proj

Obama congratulates Mars rover team

  President Barack Obama calls NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to congratulate the team behind the Curiosity rover’s successful landing – and says he’s thinking about getting a Mohawk haircut.

‘Curiosity continues to behave flawlessly’

  Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dawn Sumner, a geology professor at UC Davis, describes the area where the Mars rover landed, and where it goes from there.

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