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Open House 2008





The Open House is a fun and educational experience for children too, with special hands-on activities designed for kids.

Admission and parking is free. Please be advised that we will not have buses to and from the parking lots. There are also no internal bus tours this year. JPL will provide special needs vans for guests with mobility challenges throughout the day.

The following items are not permitted at this NASA/JPL Event: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, segways and bicycles. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags.

Your entry on NASA/JPL property constitutes your agreement that you, your vehicles and your personal belongings are subject to inspection.

JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit. Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway
 

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Thanks! My kids will love this!
 

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Do you work at JPL? If so I wish I knew that on the run, I would have chatted your ears off. :lol:
A long time ago....

Also SETI, first digital sat phone, first digital sat music broadcasts and some other stuff
 

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My nieghbor growing up worked at JPL and took me and his son to one of these in like 1970 or so.

Had a great time. Still have some snapshots of the Apollo capsule they had etc.

Pretty cool
 

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A long time ago....

Also SETI, first digital sat phone, first digital sat music broadcasts and some other stuff
It must have been a while! :roller: I can't tell which one you were in the picture. :D Very cool though. Pioneering work. :bigthumb:
 

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I wish I lived closer to come by...Thanks for the post :)
 

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To answer the last three posts:

Yes! It was 12 years ago that Sojourner landed on mars.

It is an annual event.

Shadow-Warrior: We would love it if you lived out here, but you probably could not stand Kalifornia for long.... :jester:
 

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A long time ago....

Also SETI, first digital sat phone, first digital sat music broadcasts and some other stuff
Lets see, your either the second guy in the front on the right or the guy right behind him. I'm leaning on the guy behind the second guy. Which one are you...:)
 

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Had a blast today. The event was very popular and the lines were long, but we saw some very cool stuff. :) It was hot!
 

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If anyone goes to this tomorrow, go to the Mars Science Lab (big a$$ rover) and see if Ashwin Vasavada is there. He knows all about the FJ Cruiser underworld - mention you saw this on fjcruiserforums as well :) He's the Deputy Project Scientist for the whole project and the guy that got me into wheeling :D
 

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Lets see, your either the second guy in the front on the right or the guy right behind him. I'm leaning on the guy behind the second guy. Which one are you...:)
I am the little gold robot on 6 wheels.... all of this typing is coming from a lonely robot that is stuck on Mars! :jester:
 

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Told one of my co workers about this and he went with his two young sons. Had a great time. Thanks for posting this up.
 

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Is that thing still charging it's cells, up and running?
No.... IIRC, it was designed to last 7 days but did last about 90.

I am in awe of the new rovers. They have been running on Mars an incredibly long time!!!
 
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