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Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
2011-10-13 08:05:59

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be celebrated with a special free, public screening of the new documentary, "The American Rocketeer" at the California Institute of Technology's Beckman Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. This never-before-seen film is one installment in a three-part documentary series chronicling the early history of JPL. All three installments will air on KCET Los...

2011-10-11 15:00:00

âœThe American Rocketeer,â âœExplorer 1â and âœDestination Moonâ are produced by JPL and will air on KCET throughout November. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 A documentary triology entitled Beginnings of the Space Age explores the intriguing characters and pivotal events that helped establish NASAâs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.