Press Release

Pre-ticketed ‘Explore JPL’ Event to be Held This Weekend

By SpaceRef Editor
June 5, 2018
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is holding its ticketed “Explore JPL” event on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free tickets were distributed via a public online system starting April 7. Tickets are no longer available. No one will be admitted without a ticket and proper ID. For more details, visit:


Media who would like to cover the event must make arrangements in advance by contacting Calla Cofield at 818-393-1821

At “Explore JPL,” visitors will have the opportunity to see, among other things, a life-sized model of InSight — which is currently en route to Mars — and other Mars rover models, plus JPL’s machine shop, where precise parts are made for spacecraft. About 13,000 guests are expected each day.

This event coincides with the 60th anniversary of NASA. The agency was created in 1958.

Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ExploreJPL. 


News media contacts:


Jane Platt / Calla Cofield 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-0880 / 
393-1821 /

SpaceRef staff editor.