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Curiosity Landing!!!

This weekend was the Mars Curiosity rover landing, so we went to a landing party put together by the Planetary Society at the Pasadena Convention Center with some other interns. Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) hosted the event. So I got meet Bill Nye, and got a picture with him, and I also saw the […]

Update

I’ve made a lot of progress this past week on my project. I’m not sure what I can and can’t tell you about my project so far (You have to go through a review process here at JPL in order to release information on your work, with JPL being a government lab). But suffice it […]

Midpoint, and the Aerospace Summer Games

Can’t believe the program is almost over! It’s been 5 weeks already, and 5 more to go. I’ve been making a lot of progress on my project. Things have been going well, and we’ve been meeting a lot of people.

Today Mario, Brian, and I all went down to the beach for the Aerospace Summer […]

Mt. Wilson and Cooking

So on Sunday, Mario, Brian, and I went up to the Mt. Wilson Observatory in the mountains above Pasadena. This is the place where Hubble discovered red-shifted galaxies that would show that the universe is expanding at an accelerated pace, if you didn’t know; the observatory lead to many other important discoveries as well. It […]

Quick JPL Tour and More Deer

Today was a pretty cool day. Besides continuing Titan research (I feel like I’m really starting to make progress), Brian, Marrio, and I met with Gregory Villar, a Cal Poly Pomona Physics graduate who now works as an engineer on the MSL (Mar Science Laboratory) Rover project. We met and he gave us some good […]

End of Week 1 at JPL

So I made it through my first week working at JPL. I feel like I’ve learned a lot this week. I have been doing a lot of reading on Titan, dune formation mechanisms, etc. But it has also been a fun and interesting week. Next week I will be meeting with the Cassini team to […]

JPL Day 2

Second day at JPL, and been keeping busy all day. Today was still taken up by a lot more orientation-type things. I had to sit in on an electric hazards class, went to set up getting my JPL badge at the badging office (which should be ready to pick up tomorrow), and I had to […]

Arrival and First Day at JPL

So today was our first day at JPL. Brian, Mario, and I arrived to our dorm at WCIU in Pasadena on Saturday, getting situated. On Sunday the internet went down (which prevented me from starting this blog), and we went out to see Prometheus (which was pretty cool). And finally on Monday was the first […]