April 6th, 2011

I recently went on a field trip with my 3rd grade class to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). At JPL they make the robots that go to different places in space. We got to see them making the new robot, Curiosity, that’s going to Mars next December. They make the robots in a “clean room,” which is free of all dust. The people working in the “clean room” have to wear funny white suits that they call bunny suits. Below is a picture of Curiosity and people in bunny suits working on it. We also got to see the control room where they send and receive information to and from satellites and robots in space. I had drawn this strange picture of another planet awhile ago, but it was never finished. JPL inspired me to finish this piece. It’s hard to see in this picture because it’s so small, but there is a person in a space suit at the top of the ladder in the right uppermost “volcano” thing.



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