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Troop 718 will tour the world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, home of the Mars Curiosity Rover, on July 28 at 1 p.m.
The JPL Public Services Office offers tours free of charge for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. Visitor parking is also available free of charge. All tours commonly include a multimedia presentation on JPL entitled "Journey to the Planets and Beyond," 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 Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
The tour lasts between 2-2.5 hours. The walking distance for the tour is approximately 0.8 miles with multiple flights of stairs. A finalized roster of attendees will need to be submitted online 3 weeks prior to the date of your tour. Any guest not on the finalized roster will not be allowed entry.
Final list must be submitted JULY 7.
Uniform : Class A
Type of Outing : Field trip/Astromony and Space Exploration MB research
Cost: $5 transporation fee. (Tour is free)
Forms needed: Permission slip. Adults MUST have photo ID (see below).
Due dates for payment and forms: Bring permission slip to outing
Transportation meeting place and time:
Depart for JPL from El Retiro Park at 11:30.
Depart from JPL at 2:30
Gear to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, optional spending money for gift shop.
Other pertinent info:
All US citizens 18 years of age and older visiting JPL MUST present official, government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, before being allowed entry.
•Anyone not on our approved roster will not be allowed on to the facility. *Note: Substituting roster names the day of the tour is not allowed*
•All non-US citizens (Foreign Nationals) 18 years of age or older MUST present either a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without the appropriate identification will NOT be admitted to the facility.
•The tour includes considerable walking and stair climbing. Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. It will be hot! Wheelchairs can be accommodated with prior notice. Cameras are allowed on the tour. *Note: All tours are conducted in English*
•To control the traffic flow in our visitor reception center, upon arrival, please send only one representative into the visitor reception building to notify us of your arrival. Please try to limit and/or control your guests' access to the JPL Store and restrooms.
•We now have a "virtual" tour of JPL available online that is designed for students, but available to everyone. We encourage you and your students/members to visit the site at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso
For information contact ASM Lefevre at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 626 395 6360.