Conejo Valley DeMolay recently went on a trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. This event was opened to the public for its annual Open House on October 11-12, 2014. This year the theme for JPL’s open house was “Welcome to Our Universe,” and invited guests to take a “ride” through the wonders of space. Some of the highlights of this trip included a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, with mock demos of NASA’s curiosity and opportunity (which are currently on MARS). There were also numerous demonstrations from space missions; JPL’s machine shop was open where they showcased where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and they also showed Microdevices Lab, which is the place where engineers and scientists use tiny technologies to put NASA’s space exploration on the cutting edge.
To schedule a private educational tour, please visit NASA’s JPL website at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/tours/views/