May 13th, 2011

DebMars

JPL Open House

The annual open house at the Jet Propulsion Labs is this weekend.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-134

This year I won't be able to make it because I'll be at the Yuki Teikei tea house reading in San Jose, but if you are looking for something to do on Saturday or Sunday and have never attended a JPL open house, I highly recommend going.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility that was constructed in 1961 for the Mariner and Ranger missions.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-142&cid=release_2011-142&msource=11140&tr=y&auid=8341155