Get ready to visit other planets, travel outside our solar system and even learn more about what is happening here on Earth. It is time again for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 2 and 3.
Every year the lab is opened to public, allowing a look into what is happening in the area of space and Earth exploration. Kids can have a Mars rover roll over them and see robots that are designed to walk the surface of other planets. Visitors will be able to talk to scientists and engineers that work on mission to Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Earth’s moon. They can view the sun through solar-safe telescopes and see how instruments measure greenhouse gases. There are alsohands-on activities for children, and adults.
In addition to exhibits and activities JPL will be honoring some important anniversaries that have advanced the exploration of space including saluting the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the first human landing on the moon on July 20, 1969.