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NASA Captures Image Of Midwest ‘Whiteout’

When one looks at a photo like this, it makes one feel really, really small.

01/08/2014

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

Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt

Planetarium To Honor Anniversary Of Apollo 17

Three Apollo program astronauts will have their footprints set into concrete on Tuesday at the Adler Planetarium, in a ceremony to honor veterans of the final moon landing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong poses in front of his photo during a visit to the Prince Felipe Museum, in Valencia 26 July 2005.AFP PHOTO JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Friends Of Neil Armstrong Remember Modest Astronaut

“There was no space cowboy thing going on,” former NASA secretary Janet Faina of Naperville says. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

08/25/2012

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

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

A moon rock on display at the Tribune Tower has been removed. A new moon rock will be embedded in the Tribune Tower's walls by spring 2012. (Photo courtesy Chicago Architecture Blog)

Tribune Tower Moon Rock Gone, But New Rock Coming

The famous moon rock displayed along Michigan Avenue has been removed, but it’s only temporary.

WBBM Newsradio–09/28/2011

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft

Southwest Suburban High School Teacher Set To Fly High With NASA

Lincoln-Way North High School teacher Margaret Piper will be flying high as part of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program.

05/30/2011

Space Shuttle Simulator

Simulator, But No Space Shuttle For Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium lost out on its bid to host one of the four retiring space shuttles on Tuesday, but it will be getting the next best thing: a shuttle simulator used to train astronauts.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

The Adler Planetariumis shown in downtow

Government Shutdown Would Delay Announcement Of NASA Shuttle Coming To Adler Planetarium

A government shutdown would put the brakes on plans by NASA to announce the winners of three retired space shuttles. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports… the Adler Planetarium is in the running.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2011

Full Moon

Biggest Moon In 20 Years Coming Saturday

Be sure to look outside on Saturday night, because the moon will be at its largest size in almost 20 years.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

An artist's rendering of the space shuttle at the Adler Planetarium. (Credit: Adler Plantarium)

Adler Planetarium Makes Bid For NASA Space Shuttle

The Adler Planetarium is mounting a campaign to land one of NASA’s retired space shuttle orbiters.

03/17/2011

This is a NASA satellite image of the winter storm as it developed over Chicago on Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: NOAA/NASA)

Blizzard 2011: A View From Space Shows Sheer Size Of Storm

To get a true measure of the size of this storm, you need to go to space.

02/03/2011