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Three Chicagoans Vying For Mission To Mars

It is an ambitious project that is literally out of this world. It’s called Mars One. When and if it achieves lift off a decade from now, people will travel to Mars to live there permanently.

05/21/2014

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Wisconsin Man Makes First Cut For Proposed Mars Colony

Aaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.

01/03/2014

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Best Halloween Candy?

Choose your favorite Halloween candy!

10/21/2013

Neil Mottinger (center) with colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  (Photo courtesy Neil Mottinger)

Oswego Engineer Celebrating 1st Anniversary Of Mars Rover Landing

“It’s just unbelievable. They’ve had great success with tons of interesting science,” said Oswego native Neil Mottinger, a navigation engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

WBBM Newsradio–08/06/2013

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Field Museum Studying Martian Meteorite

Scientists at the Field Museum have been studying a meteorite from Mars that could lead to a demotion of the Red Planet.

02/12/2013

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of Life

An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.

08/06/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Chicago Native To Oversee Curiosity Landing On Mars

The landing of the rover Curiosity early Monday on Mars is being called the science event of the decade, and Chicago-native John Grunsfeld will oversee the operation in the first major undertaking of his new tenure as NASA’s top scientist.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Mars Surface

Adler Planetarium To Televise Hunt For Life On Mars

The hunt for life beyond earth continues as rover curiosity heads for a Sunday landing on Mars.

WBBM Newsradio–08/02/2012

National Confectioners Association's All Candy Expo

Exhibit Showcases History Of Chicago As Candy Capital

The Elmhurst Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit called “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital.”

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012