The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is celebrating it’s 70th birthday.
In this feature the early history of JPL is described.
I consider the JPL to be the most succesful NASA subdivision, as the true pioneeers of planetary exploration.
70 years ago my own mother was born and my father was 7. Back then, the things we do today would have been considered so far into the future, that you might have been committed to a closed ward, if you had suggested that humanity could, for instance, visit all the planets in the solar system within a lifetime. Just try to imagine where we can be in another 70 years, what put’s it into perspective is that it might be so amazing, that we can’t even begin to imagine it.
Congratulations to the JPL.