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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

& Astronomy

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) I would learn was a research and development center in the city of Pasadena in California, after field science editor and CBS reporter who always got stuck covering late night live JPL satellite events, put thrilled to be there George Herman always did a lot of stories on the work of JPL and astronomy while filling the time waiting for a single  to come back from the Moon or Mars and revealing some kind of picture.

 

The of course the ring leader of the operation and also part of any news report was William H. Pickering and their primary function in the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating the NASA Deep Space Network.and of course  I wrote away for and autograph and information on JPL.

     William H. Pickering 

Co- Architect of the Space Program

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Autograph William H. Pickering

Pickering was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years.

 He pioneered the exploration of space. Pickering was also a founding member of the United States National Academy of Engineering

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Albert Roach Hibbs was a US mathematician and physicist affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

He helped establish JPL's Space Science Division in 1960 and later served as its first chief. He was the systems designer for Explorer 1, the USA's first satellite, and helped establish the framework for exploration of the solar system through the 1960s.

Autograph Albert R. Hibbs

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Maarten Schmidt, Age 91 is a Dutch-American astronomer who measured the distances of quasars.

 

 He worked on theories about the mass distribution and dynamics of galaxies. Of particular note from this period was his formulation of what has become known as the Schmidt law, which relates the density of interstellar gas to the rate of star formation occurring in that gas.

Autograph  Maarten Schmidt        Time Magazine Cover

Slide Show: Pictures, Biographies and letters 

William H. Pickering,

Al Hubbs

Maartin Schmidt

Voyager 1 & 2 Space Mission 40 Years Later 

Media Press Kit for the Voyager 1 & 2 Flights to all Media sources. I got them to send me one of course.

Star light, star bright,

First star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,

Have this wish I wish tonight.