Tens of Thousands Expected at Popular "Explore JPL" Event, Free Tickets Available Online Saturday

Published : Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 4:39 AM

More than 30,000 visitors over two days are expected to attend “Explore JPL,” an open house at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena on May 18 and 19.

Representatives from NASA-JPL estimate that there could be 18,000 visitors per day during the special open house, where visitors can see models of the Mars Rover and other high-tech NASA projects.

Tickets are available online beginning at 8 a.m. on April 6. Tickets are free but are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and a total of five tickets are allowed per requestor.

At NASA-JPL, visitors can also see mission control and the machine shop, where precise parts are made for spacecraft, as well as the Mars 2020 rover that is being constructed in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

To attend “Explore JPL,” visitors must hold their own tickets and anyone over the age of 18 must have a matching, legal identification. Tickets are not transferable and cannot be sold.

No bicycles, bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed inside NASA-JPL. Small purses and diaper bags are allowed.

Other items not allowed are: Weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets and all types of skates, skateboards and Segways. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA-JPL.

Online ticket registration begins promptly on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. PDT

For more information visit: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/special-events.php

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