Dave and Cathy's Family Blog

June 30, 2016

June 2016 – Family Updates

Filed under: Lilah and Luke,Mom and Dad — dave9169 @ 9:22 pm

June Highlights:

A Day of Discovery at JPL

Every year, JPL has an open house event where the general public is invited to come out and tour the facilities which includes NASA’s famous Mission Control Center — a digital control center used to monitor all space flights from point of origin to landing. The JPL employee had a great name for this room — he called it the “Woo Hoo” room because this is where everyone cheers when a mission like the Rover  landing on Mars is successful. The latest project where Woo Hoos will undoubtedly be heard is when the Juno spacecraft enters the orbit of Jupiter on July 4. This aircraft will be used to capture images of this giant planet and also observe things like Jupiter’s gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution.


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