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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena

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  • They are open to the public once in May. Sign up online early as all available spaces are rapidly filled. Great for the entire family. Meet and talk to the actual people working on the various project...  more »
  • We booked months ago...and went with friends. It was very informative and exciting. Parking was a bit of a challenge. Come a bit early, or you'll have to catch up with the tour in progress. Since the ...  more »
  • Promised 2,5-hour walking tour around the facility was spent first 20 minutes checking in the late-arriving guests. Then a dash to watch a film, a visit to the clean room viewing terrace, a dash to se...  more »
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  • Visiting JPL was one of the most amazing single experiences of my life. To see so many people on this gigantic campus, all working together towards a shared goal was a truly humbling experience. If you ever get the chance to visit, do.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is doing pioneering research for Govt. agency, NASA and is part of CALTECH in Pasadena, California. Physicists and Engineers produce high technology solutions both for manned and unmanned flights to Moon, Mars and others, exploring existence of life on the other planets. Physicists believe for every matter based planet such as Earth, there may me a planet composed of antimatter (not yet discovered). But we do know massless particles like 'Nutrinos' have their counter part 'Anti-Neutrinos', Pronos and Neutrons and their antiparticles as discovered in cosmic rays collisions and also man made high energy particle accelerators in USA and CERN (Central European Nuclear Research) organization spanning Geneva and France,
  • Having grown up through the 60's and 70's I was familiar with the JPL so when I found out tours are available I jumped at the chance to visit. The tour takes in mission control, assembly building and the museum. The guide is very knowledgeable and questions encouraged. It's a city or campus depending on your view and 6000 people work here. Security is strict but not over bearing. Parking is limited and beware that the souvenir shop closes before the tour ends.
  • Amazing experience!! Fascinating tour for curious kids and adults. Must visit LA spot!!
  • Went on the open house day or whatever. Miserable experience because there were simply too many people (took 3 hours to get in even though we arrived before they opened, and then there were more lines inside). You would think these rocket scientists would plan this stuff better.

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