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Space.com: 2015 Students Compete to Design Manned Asteroid Mission
May 13, 2015

New Hampshire Voice: 2015 Caltech Space Challenge Selects 32 International Students
March 30, 2015

Pasadena Star-News: Caltech 2015 Space Challenge yields big ideas about future of space exploration
March 27, 2015

MainENewsOnline.com: 2015 Caltech Space Challenge gives NASA Extraordinary Ideas about Space Exploration
March 28, 2015

Los Angeles Daily News: Caltech challenges 32 international students to design a manned mission to an asteroid
March 23, 2015

LA Times: Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says
February 10, 2015

LA Times: A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking
about it

December 2, 2014

AIA Pasadena & Foothill: Design Awards
September, 2014

Inhabitat: Caltech's New Keck Institute for Space Studies is a LEED Platinum Think Tank
September 15, 2014

LA Times: Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles
September 12, 2014

ArchDaily: Keck Institute for Space Studies / Lehrer Architects
September 3, 2014

The New York Times: Modern Research Borne on a Relic. Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere.
August 25, 2014

The Space Review: ARM and the Mars-Forward NASA
August 11, 2014

EarthZine: A Hitchhiker's Guide to CubeSats
August 8, 2014

College Planning and Management: Standing Strong
(for pdf version click here)
May 1, 2014

Eos: Synthesizing Remote Sensing Data on the Carbon and Water Cycles
July 22, 2014

Forbes: Astronomy From High Altitude Airships
July 29, 2014

The Huffington Post: Excellence and the Romance of Risk: The Hard Work of Embracing Creative Tension
July 8, 2014

SpaceNews: Lightfoot Pins $1.25 Billion Estimate on Asteroid Mission's Robotic Capture
March 27, 2014

Carnegie Press Release: Studying Crops, From Outer Space
March 24, 2014

РИА Новости: Астероид с восклицательным знаком: как возник новый проект НАСА
October 7, 2013

New York Times: Rocks in Space
August 21, 2013

New York Times: Plan to Capture an Asteroid Runs into Politics
July 29, 2013

The Washington Post: Can NASA really lasso an asteroid?
June 5, 2013

Space.com: Moon or Asteroid? Congress Debates Best Pit Stop to Mars
May 22, 2013

Aviation Week & Space Technology:Asteroid Capture Is a Stepping Stone to Mars
May 20, 2013

Associated Press : Scientists Measure LA's Carbon Footprint
May 13, 2013 (Youtube Video)

Associated Press: Project Aims to Track Big City Carbon Footprints
May 12, 2013

Cleveland: NASA's proposed asteroid-snaring mission would ride on Glenn ion engines (video)
April 20, 2013

New York Times: Weekly
April 9, 2013

Aviation Week: NASA Wants $100 Million To Catch An Asteroid
March 28, 2013

To the Point (KCRW): NASA Makes L.A. One Big Climate Change Lab (listen to clip)
March 14, 2013

The Atlantic Cities: How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab
February 28, 2013

Pasadena Star-News: Panel: Private space exploration could make it easier to reach for the stars
January 11, 2013

TheDailyConversation: NASA To Drag Asteroid To The Moon!?!
January 5, 2013 (Youtube Video)

gizmag: NASA considers putting an asteroid into orbit around the Moon
January 3, 2013

Popular Science: NASA Considers Tugging An Asteroid Into Orbit Around The Moon
January 2, 2013

NewScientist: NASA mulls plan to drag asteroid into moon's orbit
January 2, 2013

Mother Nature Network: Is NASA lost in space or aimed at asteroids?
January 2, 2013

The Australian: Plans to harness a deep space staging post before NASA's funding committee
December 23, 2012

Mother Nature Network: Revealed: Nasa plan to 'lasso' asteroid the size of two buses and turn it into a 'space station' to orbit the moon
December 23, 2012

SpacePolicyOnline: Bolden: Don't Have to Travel Far to Asteroid to Meet President's Goal
December 19, 2012

Aviation Week & Space Technology: 'Bring the Mountain...' Asteroid retrieval may preceed a visit to one
December 17, 2012

ResearchMediaLtd: Tom Prince, Director, Caltech's Keck Institute for Space Studies
December 13, 2012

The Carbon Brief: Climate science at AGU: Our pick of the week
December 6, 2012

Slate: So You're Going to Mine Asteroids? Oh, Really.
August 19, 2012

Caltech Today: Caltech Students Work on Proposed Space Mission for Final Project
July 18, 2012

American Public Media: Saving Galex - The Story from APM
July 17, 2012

Popular Mechanics: Why NASA Should Nab an Asteroid
June 20, 2012

TIMES OF NEWS: NASA Loans Space Telescope to Caltech
May 21, 2012

POPSCI: PopSci Q&A: NASA Just Gave You A Telescope. What Will You Look At First?
May 17, 2012

PHYS.org: NASA lends ultraviolet space telescope to Caltech
May 16, 2012

SPACEFLIGHT NOW: Galaxy-hunting telescope to live on with private funding
May 16, 2012

SPACE.com: NASA Loans Space Telescope to Caltech
May 16, 2012

Caltech Today: NASA Lends Ultraviolet Space Telescope to Caltech
May 16, 2012

Futurity: Dunes on the move reveal Mars in flux
May 10, 2012

ScienceDaily: Technology Measures Martian Sand Movement: Dune Migration Rates Appear to Be Similar to Those On Earth
May 9, 2012

Nature: Earth-like sand fluxes on Mars
May 9, 2012

Caltech Today: Technology Developed at Caltech Measures Martian Sand Movement
May 9, 2012

Sri Lanka Guardian: Mining Asteroids - Possibilities and Challenges
May 2, 2012

The Space Review: Planetary Resources believes asteroid mining has come of age
April 30, 2012

The Economist: Mining asteroids: Going platinum
April 28, 2012

Ars Technica: Planetary Resources set to begin hunt for asteroids to mine in 18-24 months
April 24, 2012

Bloomberg: Asteroid Mining Now Feasible
April 25, 2012

NDTV: US Firm Unveils Bold Plans to Mine Asteroids for Precious Minerals and Water
April 25, 2012

Los Angeles Times: Firm Has Its Sights Set on Mining Asteroids
April 24, 2012

Sky and Telescope: Asteroid Mining for Fun and Profit
April 24, 2012

CNET News: Asteroid Mining: Land Grab in Space
April 24, 2012

SPACE.com: Is Asteroid Mining Possible? Study Says Yes, for $2.6 Billion
April 24, 2012

Science Daily:Study Finds Surprisng Arctic Methane Emission Source
April 24, 2012

SpaceRef: Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
April 23, 2012

Wired Science:Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids
April 23, 2012

SPACE.com: Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled and How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic)
April 23, 2012

CBC News: Space Mining Colonies the Goal for California Start-Up
April 23, 2012

Smithsonian: To the Asteroids and Beyond
April 23, 2012

Wall Street Journal: A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids
April 23, 2012

The National Space Society of Phoenix: Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
April 21, 2012

ars technica: Asteroid Takeout - A One-Billionaire Mission to Bring an Asteroid to Earth by 2025
April 20, 2012

Parabolic Arc: New Study Says Asteroid Retrieval and Mining Feasible With Existing and Near-Term Technologies
April 19, 2012

Havard International Review: After Apollo
April 02, 2012

Wired Science: The Plan to Bring an Asteroid to Earth
October 5, 2011

Corriere della Sera: Sognare ancora e credere nel futuro (anche all'estero)
Asteroid Study mentioned in the main Italian newspaper
February 21, 2012

Caltech Today: KISS Selects Student-led Rover Project for Funding
February 9, 2012

The Global Go To Think Tanks Report 2011: KISS is included as a top science and technology think tank.
January 23, 2012

The North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art: When Winter Met Summer
November 15, 2011

io9: The lost lake that was rediscovered by lasers and genetics
November 15, 2011

Science: Ancient Landslide Merged Trout Populations
November 14, 2011

MSNBC.com: Prehistoric landslide created hidden California lake
November 14, 2011

Wired Science: The Plan to Bring an Asteroid to Earth
October 5, 2011

Caltech Today: In Neck and Neck Competition, Team Voyager Wins the Caltech Space Challenge
September 20, 2011

The Planetary Society Blog: Students design human asteroid mission in Caltech Space Challenge
September 19, 2011

Southern California Public Radio story: Caltech contest challenges students to prepare asteroid mission (download mp3)
September 12, 2011

Pasadena Star-News article: Caltech Space Challenge kicks off as students work to design mission to asteroid
September 12, 2011

Caltech Today article: Caltech Space Challenge: Mission to an Asteroid
June 15, 2011

California Tech article: Two student-led groups win KISS funding for space-oriented projects (pdf)
March 7, 2011

FOX 11 News: Post Chile Quake Insights
March 31, 2010

 

 

Illustration of an Asteroid Return Mission developed in the 2011/2012 Asteroid Return Mission Study Program.

KISS Asteroid Illustration

Image credit: Rick Sternbach /
Keck Institute for Space Studies.