[FPSPACE] FW: JPL Invites Public to Open House

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Tue Apr 22 23:08:16 EDT 2008


>From: "NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory" <info at jpl.nasa.gov>
>Reply-To: <info at jpl.nasa.gov>
>Subject: JPL Invites Public to Open House
>Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:20:36 -0700
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>         JPL Open House Takes Visitors on a Journey to the Planets and 
>Beyond
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>Rhea R. Borja
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>                     Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
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>                     Rhea.R.Borja at jpl.nasa.gov 
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>News Release: 2008-067                                             April 
>22, 2008
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>JPL Invites Public to Open House
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>NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will welcome members of 
>the public to its Open House on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 
>4. Children will be able to participate in many hands-on activities. 
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>At this free, all-day event, visitors can watch 700-pound robots glide 
>under artificial stars in JPL's Robodome, get an up-close view of 
>full-scale models of Mars rovers, and learn how spacecraft are prepared for 
>their journeys in special clean rooms.
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>They will see numerous solar system, robotics and Earth science exhibits 
>and learn about various space missions, including the Mars Phoenix Lander, 
>scheduled to land on the Red Planet on May 25. Visitors can also see how 
>NASA instruments measure greenhouse gases, which will help scientists 
>better understand global climate change.
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>JPL's Open House begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on both days. JPL is 
>located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, Calif. Parking is free.
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>Please note that all vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject to 
>inspection. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes -- no buses will be 
>provided from JPL parking lots to the lab. JPL will provide vans for 
>mobility-challenged guests.
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>Please note that the following items are banned from entering NASA/JPL 
>property: 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, except 
>small purses and diaper bags.
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>More information on JPL's Open House is online at 
>http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso/oh.cfm .
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>Directions to JPL are at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about_JPL/maps.cfm .
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>JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 
>Calif.
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