JPL Tour

Note: The last day for any non-US citizen to register for the JPL Tour is November 18.

PRDC attendees can sign up for a tour to Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the time of conference registration. The tour is free and transportation will be provided by the conference.

The tour is two hours in duration and includes a multi-media presentation on JPL entitled "Spirit of Exploration ," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments. Guests may also visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the In-Situ Instruments Laboratory.

JPL requires that all U.S. citizens present official, government issued photo identification (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the Laboratory.

Please be advised that the tour involves a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice, however wheelchairs cannot be provided. Don't forget to dress for the weather as the tour will proceed rain or shine!

About JPL

The American space age began January 31, 1958, with the launch of the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, built and controlled by JPL. In the four decades since then, JPL has led the world in exploring all of the solar system’s known planets, except Pluto, with robotic spacecraft. The tools developed at JPL for its spacecraft expeditions to other planets have also proved invaluable in providing new insights and discoveries in studies of Earth, its atmosphere, climate, oceans, geology and the biosphere. Moving into a new millennium as the first years of the 21st century unfold, JPL continues as a world leader in science and technology, breaking new ground in the miniaturization and efficiency of spacecraft components. At the same time, the Laboratory is pushing the sensitivity of space sensors and broadening their applications for a myriad of scientific, medical, industrial and commercial uses on Earth. JPL is a federally funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.