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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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JPL Open House 2014.
Photograph: Michael Juliano JPL Open House 2014.

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Employing 5,000 people, and equipped with an annual budget of $1.4 billion, the JPL designed, built and now operates NASA's Deep Space Network; it was also responsible for the Mars Pathfinder and the Spirit rover's mission to Mars.

Roughly once a week, the lab opens its doors to the public; the 2- to 2.5-hour tour begins with a multimedia overview of the set-up, after which the public are shown around the Space Flight Operations Facility and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

Demand is high and booking well ahead is essential; security concerns dictate that US citizens need to bring a passport or driver's licence, while citizens of other countries must declare their nationality prior to booking and bring a passport and/or green card on the day. For full security and booking details, check the website.




Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr
Los Angeles

Price: Free
Opening hours: Tours: call for details.
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