Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL)
Such a mysterious and fascinating place.
I have always wanted to see what happens here and after living in Pasadena for 15 years, I finally got the chance.
Our homeschool group from CA church went together to tour the
This was the entrance to the clean room you see below.
We were able to observe the scientists assembling parts for a satellite that would launch in 2014.
The satellite will measure and map Earth's soil moisture.
SMAP assembly taking place before our eyes.
We had a closeup view of the Mars Curiosity Rover built right here at JPL and launched in 2011.
This is Mission Control ( not Houston ) for manned space missions but for all other satellite monitoring around the world.