phone home

Monday I had the opportunity to tour JPL, also known as Jet Propulsion Laboratory, although they don't actually make jets anymore.
JPL for those who don't know, is a NASA funded research facility near Pasadena. Most of the really amazing space news you've heard lately came out of JPL. They created the two rovers that successfully landed on Mars and they created Cassini which flew by Saturn and took pictures of the rings.
The tour covered lots of ground. I saw their facilities, mission control, the mockup mars rover they use to solve problems, and even some live deer roaming the grounds. If you are in California and anywhere near Pasadena, I highly recommend the visit.


Mars with deer

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