Space

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

Space Nightclub in Evanston. (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Concert Canceled For Performer Who Went On An Anti-Gay Rant

An Evanston nightclub has announced it’s canceling an upcoming concert because of an anti-gay rant on stage by the performer.

03/20/2013

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

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

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