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Teresa R Bailey

Phone: 4-9233


JPL StoriesJPL Stories

A quarterly series usually scheduled for Wednesdays at 4:30 in the BEACON Information Commons/Hub, 111-104.

Next Story:

October 15th, 2014 at 4:30pm
Dr. Claudia Alexander, U.S. Rosetta Project Scientist, will present:

International Cooperation with the Rosetta Mission: Like a Down-Home Family Dinner


With the Rosetta Mission, announced in 1995 and launched in 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) realized the culmination of decades of effort seeking to understand the primordial material that formed our solar system. Along the way, ESA courted the participation of NASA, and embarked upon a challenging proposition – to land a spacecraft on a comet. Come along on the journey, as Claudia presents some of the enormous challenges of the Rosetta Mission, and how the relationships with NASA served the mission as a whole over three decades.

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JPL Stories is organized by the JPL Library, Archives and Records. For additional questions, please contact the reference desk at or call ext. 4-4200.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a JPL Story?
An informal talk about a JPL project or series of event, usually giving a personal perspective or reminiscence about the experience.Who are the storytellers?
Any JPL employee that has an interesting story to tell about his or her JPL experience.What is the format of a JPL Story?
We try to keep the program as flexible as possible and include a cross section of storytellers from the JPL community. Stories can take place in the past, present or future; they can be historical or make believe; and they can be light-hearted or serious.What is the purpose of the JPL Story Program?
They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help employees develop a sense of organizational identity. Stories offer an approach different from the more formal lectures, seminars and town halls we have at JPL – they offer another way to be a part of the discussion.Are the stories recorded?
With the storyteller’s permission, we make a videorecording of each story. These are available for viewing from Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.govHow can I participate?
Please contact Teresa Bailey, x4-9233,