A Bunch of Cartoonist’s get a Glimpse of Raw Rocket Science!
Today a small group of Rick and Morty artists had the privilege of touring Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, As a space nerd, I was was loosing my mind over this very rare Opportunity to see one of America’s finest rocket labs. I’ve had a Curiosity in space exploration ever since I was a child, but my artistic Perseverance lead me to end up in space animation, rather than space exploration.
On explorer Blvd
First stop was mission control! Where they move the rovers around!
We rub the good luck peanuts and Kendra pretends to send commands to a satellite. Tommy doesnt quite know how to act for the camera!
getting briefed on the mission outline!
After the mission briefing, it was quick walk over to the building where they actually build the ROVERS!
Every one got a photo with Curiosity! Making sure to avoid the nuclear power cells in the back!
Oh Rover of the red sands, what is your wisdom?… “Next time, make my wheels stronger!”
We even got a glimpse of Perseverance being assembled!
After that is was time to see all the models of Rovers and Satellites from years past! My favorite rover is Sojourner from the Mars Pathfinder mission, we also got to see a model of Explorer 1, Surveyor, Casini, Spirit and Voyager!
And Lastly I got a selfie with Voyager’s Golden Record!