The boys spent a day up in Pasadena at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Their Grandpa took them, and they seemed to have a good time.
I didn’t go, so I can’t give too many details. I know the day started with a video, and then they took a tour.
Tru was fascinated with aerogel. It is a material that is 99% air.
Inside mission control…
Seeing yourself through infrared light is always fun!
Then they got a tour (from above) of the clean room. If you look closely you can see a worker in a white clean suit working in there.
Tru has been fascinated with the Mars Rover since he was a little boy. Finally he got to see a model of one.
If you are looking for a fun, educational day out, and you are in the Los Angeles area, you should plan a tour of JPL. As my youngest told me when I asked him about it “basically it was fun!”.