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At the 2011 JPL Open House near Pasadena, California. At the 2011 JPL Open House near Pasadena, California. Current and upcoming deep space missions.

Outside the Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft. Inside the Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft. The Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft.

The Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft. The Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft. The Space Flight Operations Facility...where JPL communicates with all of its deep-space interplanetary spacecraft.

Posing inside the Space Flight Operations Facility. A full-scale model of the Sojourner rover. A model of the Curiosity Mars Rover.

A full-scale test model of the Mars Exploration Rover. A full-scale mock-up of the Curiosity rover. A full-scale mock-up of the Curiosity rover.

A full-scale mock-up of the Curiosity rover. Wheels on the Curiosity rover mock-up. A mannequin dressed in a 'bunny suit.'

The mannequin posing in front of a large image of a laboratory. A large banner showing our solar system. A model of the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004.

A model of the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004. A portrait of the Dawn spacecraft, which will arrive at asteroid Vesta in July of this year and dwarf planet Ceres in 2015. A portrait and model of the Dawn spacecraft, which will arrive at asteroid Vesta in July of this year and dwarf planet Ceres in 2015.

The model of the Dawn spacecraft, which will arrive at asteroid Vesta in July of this year and dwarf planet Ceres in 2015. A replica of the Explorer 1 satellite inside the lobby of the von Karman auditorium. Another replica of the Explorer 1 satellite inside the lobby of the von Karman auditorium.

A full-scale mock-up of the Galileo space probe...which studied Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. The bottom of the Galileo full-scale mock-up. A model of the Juno spacecraft, which launches to Jupiter in August of this year.

Photographing an infrared image of myself. Photographing an infrared image of myself. Engineering models of Mars rovers inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory.

An engineering model of the Curiosity rover inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory. An engineering model of the Curiosity rover inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory. An engineering model of the Curiosity rover inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory.

The real Curiosity rover on display inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. The Curiosity rover on display inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. The descent stage for the Curiosity rover.

The Curiosity rover and its descent stage on display inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Posing with the Curiosity rover behind me. Posing with the Curiosity rover behind me.

The San Gabriel Mountains loom beyond JPL. The San Gabriel Mountains loom beyond JPL.

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