June 17, 2009

Included a multi-media presentation on JPL entitled “Spirit of Exploration ,” which provided an overview of the Laboratory’s activities and accomplishments. We wer able to visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the In-Situ Instruments Laboratory.

The tour group arrives, ready to learn and enjoy.

Arriving

The American "Sputnik." This is the twin of the actual Explorer.

Explorer 1

The satellite itself is visible overhead.

Explorer Gallery

It is about three feet square.

Original Mars Lander

About twelve feet square. Quite a jump from the original.

New Mars Probe

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