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Mystery Photo - August 2015

August 26th, 2015


JPL Director Dr. William Pickering is on the right in this photo.  Do you know when and where it was taken, and can you name the other men in the photo?  Do you know what happened to the photograph/artwork on the wall behind them?  If you can provide any details about this photo please post a comment.  Log in with your JPL username and password, if you have one.

Mystery Photo - February 2012

February 29th, 2012

This photo shows an early version of a planetary rover.  Although technical reports have been found that describe a triple cab rover, none include this particular configuration.  If you worked on this rover or can provide any details about it, please log in with your JPL username at left (if you have one) and post a comment.

Mystery Photo - January 2012 Solution

February 29th, 2012

Photograph number P-10063A

On August 13, 1969 six Apollo astronauts (Bean, Carr, Conrad, Gibson, Irwin, and Scott) visited JPL  and were briefed in building 179 about the Surveyor 3 lander that would be found on the surface of the Moon.  In preparation for removing the camera and other spacecraft parts, several of them attempted to cut a piece of structural aluminum tubing and found that tin snips were inadequate for the job.   Online photo albums contain more photos taken during this visit.  (JPL Internal Access only.  Log in with JPL user name and password.)

The consensus among people who commented on this photo:  the astronauts are, from left to right, Pete Conrad, David Scott, and Alan Bean.  Conway Snyder is in the background wearing a bowtie.

Mystery Photo - January 2012

January 31st, 2012

Can you identify these men and explain what they are doing?  Log in with JPL username if you have one (at left) and post your comment.