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Since the mid-1930s, when Caltech students and rocket enthusiasts banded together, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been part of the aerospace landscape of Southern California. Formed before NASA even became a reality, this lab has been the site of some of the world’s most impressive engineering feats. The lab’s early efforts began with more military projects such as building experimental missiles for the U.S. military or developing a guided ballistic missile, but its efforts eventually turned to more exploratory missions for the relief of human beings. scientists, engineers and technicians who worked there. JPL is responsible for ambitious space missions such as Mariner 4 (the first spacecraft to take close-up photos of another planet), Cassini (which detects a hint of ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus) and of course Curiosity (including the rover has riveted the nation with its mission on the red planet).
Now, as part of NASA’s long-term efforts to explore Mars, JPL is building the next Martian rover in a bid to determine if Mars has ever supported life and what human explorers might need to survive on this planet. . In an effort to share the science and the efforts that continue in the exploration of another planet, JPL has installed a webcam offering a live stream (without audio) of their white room where characters in white suits are busy. daily, building the next Vagabond Mars.
Watch the construction of the next Mars Rover here:
The lab also offers live web chats with the JPL social media team Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. If you want your name to become interplanetary, fill out the form on this link and send your name to space.
Click to take a look inside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
1/7 On June 13, 2019, JPL engineers install starboard struts and wheels – otherwise known as mobility suspension – on the Mars 2020 rover | NASA / JPL-Caltech
2/7 Members of NASA’s Mars 2020 Project take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover. NASA / JPL-Caltech
3/7 The concept of this artist depicts possible astronauts and human habitats on Mars. | Nasa
4/7 A prototype helicopter on Mars | NASA / JPL-Caltech
7/7 Close-up of a slice of a meteorite that scientists have determined to be from Mars. | NASA / JPL-Caltech
March 2020. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Top image: Concept of the Mars 2020 rover artist. Nasa