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Sep 23, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: John Callas

August 31st, 2015

JPL Stories Presents:

An Adventure with Spirit: the ultimate tale of an intrepid rover

Presented by: Dr. John Callas, Project Manager, Mars Exploration Rovers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104


Contact was lost with Spirit on March 22, 2010 after six years of operation from this 90-day rover. The circumstances that ultimately led the loss began years before the rover’s end, with Spirit’s survival always in question. But it was those same challenges to survival that resulted in Spirit’s greatest discoveries. Come hear the story of survival and discovery on the surface of the Red Planet.


The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.


Sep 10-11, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

August 31st, 2015

Summer is winding down, and Fall is coming.  The next Desk Copy Exchange is scheduled for September 10th and 11th, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  at the Hub on each day.

The JPL Library receives returned “desk copies” and occasional book donations from employees.  After adding the appropriate ones to the library’s collection, there are duplicate copies and slightly out-of-scope books remaining.  The “Desk Copy Exchange” is for all JPLers; come take a look and provide a new home to the books so that they are useful again!

There are books on sciences, engineering, business management, and computer applications.   The Exchange will be held on September 10th and 11th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.

Aug 13, 2:00-3:00, Mathematica

August 10th, 2015

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is sponsoring a presentation about Mathematica at the Hub. Watch for announcements from OCIO.

Aug 6, 12:00-1:00 Open Developer's Meetup

August 5th, 2015

Monthly meet up of JPL open developers. Contact David Mittman for more information.