Explore JPL 2018
A visitor admires a rover wheel at the 2018 "Explore JPL." Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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WHAT: "Explore JPL" will be held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, May 18-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be available to the public online at 8 a.m. PDT on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see, among other things, full-sized models of Mars rovers and to view the Mars 2020 rover that is being constructed in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Attendees can also see mission control and the machine shop, where precise parts are made for spacecraft.

Tickets are free but very limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of five tickets per requestor. Orders for more than five tickets may be subject to cancellation. Tickets will be provided for specific time slots and must be reserved for specific names.

To attend, visitors must have their tickets in hand - nobody will be admitted without a ticket - and anyone age 18 or over must show a matching legal ID. Tickets are not transferable and cannot be sold.

Although children under two do not require a ticket, experiences at the event are not intended for very young guests.

Vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection. Visitors cannot bring these items to NASA/JPL: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets and all types of skates, skateboards and Segways. Bicycling to NASA/JPL is welcomed, but not inside the event, as the venues are crowded with pedestrians. Bike racks will be provided near the main entrance. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA/JPL under any circumstances.

Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ExploreJPL.

WHEN: Online ticket registration begins promptly onSaturday, April 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. PDT

WHERE: For more information, visit:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/special-events.php


News Media Contact

Esprit Smith / Matthew Segal
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-4269 / 354-8307
esprit.smith@jpl.nasa.gov / matthew.j.segal@jpl.nasa.gov

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