A glimpse of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from up the road.





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At the 2012 JPL Open House near Pasadena, California. Current and upcoming deep space missions. A full-scale mockup of the Curiosity Mars Rover.

A giant lunar rover prototype. The giant lunar rover prototype. The giant lunar rover prototype and a Mars Exploration Rover test model.

Inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. An Earth observation satellite model on display at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

An Earth observation satellite model on display at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. 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.

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

Models of the Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide-Field Planetary Camera. A model of the Spitzer Space Telescope. A model of the Galileo spacecraft.

Models of the Stardust and Dawn spacecraft. Meteorites on display. 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.

Visible above the hill: The San Gabriel Mountains. A stream runs near a JPL parking lot. A stream runs near a JPL parking lot.

JPL as seen from up the road. A wide shot of JPL, as seen from up the road.

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