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Goldstone and the Hollywood Bowl

Yesterday was a busy day for me! I usually intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), one of the NASA centers around the US. Some of you might recognize JPL as the government agency that built and flew Curiosity to Mars a couple of years ago. 493 more words


JPL Tour in Pasadena


Last August, my children and I ventured out to Pasadena, CA for a tour of Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Julian Charter School.  457 more words

Field Trips In Los Angeles

Driving Distances on Mars & the Moon

From a great tumblr site, spaceexp: This chart provides a comparison of the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Mars and Earth’s moon. 179 more words

Science & Technology

NASA prepares for comet that will narrowly miss Mars

TORONTO – Mars will have a close encounter with a comet in October, and NASA is already taking steps to prepare its orbiting spacecraft.

On October 19, Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will pass just 132,000 km from Mars, one of the closest encounters by a comet around another planet ever recorded. 355 more words