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  • Jon Jenkins

    NASA Tradition Continues from Generation to Generation

    02.25.09 - In the 1960s, two employees from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) met on a blind date. The couple eventually married and had twin identical boys ­ one of whom has grown up to be the lead for the data analysis group of NASA's Kepler Mission - Jon Jenkins of NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

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    NASA's Kepler Mission to Seek Other Earths

    02.19.09 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler spacecraft is now at the launch pad and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life.

  • Kepler spacecraft in cleanroom

    NASA Kepler Launch International Media Accreditation Ends Feb. 5

    01.27.09 - The launch of NASA's Kepler telescope, the first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars, is scheduled for March 5 at 7:48 p.m. Pacific Time (10:48 p.m. Eastern time), from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

  • The Kepler spacecraft shown at Ball Aerospace preparing to be shipped to Florida. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

    NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Ready to Ship to Florida

    12.18.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Engineers are getting ready to pack NASA's Kepler spacecraft into a container and ship it off to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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    NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Baked and Ready for More Tests

    09.23.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, scheduled to launch in 2009, has survived an extreme temperature test.

  • Kepler detector chip assembly view

    NASA Ames Conducts Tests of Kepler Mission Image Detectors

    02.19.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Sensitive detectors that may help find habitable planets orbiting distant stars as part of NASA’s Kepler Mission are undergoing tests at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.