Hollywood Geeks Out for the Mars Rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in La Cañada Flintridge, California looked more like the venue for a big Hollywood movie premiere than a scientific hub during last night's Curiosity landing.
Will.i.am, Morgan Freeman, Barry Sonnenfeld, Alex Trebek, Chuck Lorre, Wil Wheaton, Nichelle Nichols, Bill Prady and June Lockhart were just some of the VIPs on hand at JPL as the 1-ton Rover made its historic landing on Mars.
The vehicle, and all of its cameras, lasers, and sampling tools, will be controlled from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. And, the best part is, you don't have to be a celeb to see Curiosity's home base!
The JPL offers free public tours of its facilities to groups and individuals daily. To make a reservation, visit jpl.nasa.gov.