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The Media Relations Office at JPL is responsible for issuing press releases and hosting media events. As an institution, discussing new discoveries with the public is key to JPL's success as an institution. Below are selected press releases from JPL about new advances in many research fields.
Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen
From hopping/tumbling robots to gecko-inspired adhesives, various technologies, including four from JPL, have been chosen by NASA for suborbital flight. Read the news release 'Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen'

First LDSD Test Flight a Success
The project declares the first test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator a success. Read the news release 'First LDSD Test Flight a Success'

NASA Beams 'Hello, World!' Video from Space via Laser
NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications instrument. Read the news release 'NASA Beams 'Hello, World!' Video from Space via Laser'

NASA Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts Selected
NASA has selected 12 proposals, including three from JPL, for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Read the news release 'NASA Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts Selected'

Unclouding Our View of Future Climate
A NASA-led study may help narrow the range of climate models' global temperatures forecasts. Read the news release 'Unclouding Our View of Future Climate'

West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable
A new NASA study finds that a section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in a state of irreversible decline, with nothing to stop it from melting into the sea. Read the news release 'West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable'

NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight
For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California's Sierra Nevada. Read the news release 'NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight'

NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission
NASA and the French space agency CNES have agreed to jointly build, launch and operate a mission to survey Earth's surface water and map ocean surface height. Read the news release 'NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission'

Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice
Jupiter's largest moon might be stacked with multiple layers of oceans and ice. Read the news release 'Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice'

NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives
Water filtration bottles, comfortable car seats and remote medical monitoring devices all have one thing in common -- they all have benefited from NASA technology. Read the news release 'NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives'


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