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VIDEO | JPL’s Mars Parachute Test

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The Hispasat telecommunications satellite has suffered an anomaly in its power system but is stable in orbit.

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Former JPL Boss, Planetary Society Founder Murray Dies

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Murray ran JPL from 1976 to 1982.

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Layoffs Loom at JPL [Pasadena Star-News]

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As many as 250 employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., could be laid off by the end of March due to the uncertain funding situation for the remainder of 2011, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in JPL Privacy Case

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether NASA can conduct intensive employee background checks without violating privacy rights during oral arguments Oct. 5 from lawyers for the space agency and concerned scientists.

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Review Sought of Ruling on Background Checks at JPL

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The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Supreme Court in November to review an appeals court ruling blocking mandatory background checks of employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., arguing it could limit the government’s ability to conduct background checks on contract employees.

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