5877. The History of JPL: From Science Fiction to Science Fact
What did science fiction have to do with the start of JPL? Come and see as we'll trace the history of NASA/Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from the time it was started by amateur and academic rocket enthusiasts (and one very notable occultist) to becoming a research center for the US Army's missile development program, to helping launch the United States' first satellite and becoming NASA's key center for robotic exploration of the solar system and beyond, all while never having done any jet propulsion research!
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3