& 2 | Galileo
Project | Ulysses
Solar Polar Mission | Mars
Global Surveyor | Cassini-Huygens
Some of the Highlights:
part of their Hero
(Field Reporter) and Galileo
(Aerospace Specialist) were thrilled to get an "all expense
paid" trip to the JPL Open House on May 19 and 20, 2001!
is a Photo History of their Adventures at JPL in
"The Christopher & Galileo JPL Photo Gallery!"
Welcome to JPL!
This is the entrance to JPL. located several miles north of Pasadena,
Here is the entrance to JPL
front and center.
stands for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is managed by the California
Institute of Technology.
began in 1936, when a group of Cal Tech graduates began testing
rockets in addition to studying about them. The students chose this
location to launch the rockets because it was a safe distance from
the Cal Tech campus. These tests led to the eventual creation of
JPL at the same site.
is a part of NASA.
JPL is in charge of non-manned missions in space (or robotic space
This is the JPL
Mission Board. It states the name of the Mission, the Launch Date
(day, month, year), and the Next Encounter.
JPL has 15 current missions
studying the planets, the sun, comets, oceans, and much more! The
next 2 encounters will be: 1) September 22, 2001, when DS1 (Deep
Space 1) encounters the Comet Borrelly, and 2) October 4, 2001,
when Odyssey encounters Mars. Can you figure out when Cassini
will encounter Saturn?
Get all the information on JPL's