News 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 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 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 NASA lends ultraviolet space telescope to Caltech
May 16, 2012

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