March 30, 2001 I n s i d e Volume 31 Number 7 News Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Is Parking All Spaced Out? . . . . 3 Special Events Calendar . . . . . . 2 SFA honorees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Research proposals funded . . . .2 Letters, Passings, Classifieds . . 4 J e t P r o p u l s i o n L a b o r a t o r y s T A R S A N D G A L A X I E S m A R S tunnel adjusted the light path to within a millionth of an inch. Odyssey Twin Keck Testing of the Keck Interferome- ter will continue for the next sev- eral months. Limited science prepares operations, including the search telescopes for planets, are expected to begin this fall. Scientists around the world will soon be invited to pro- for launch pass first pose studies they would like to conduct using the Keck Interferom- next week test P roving that two telescopes are better than one, a team eter. Their proposals will undergo a formal review and selection Preparations continue at comprised of astronomers from JPL and the California Associ- Kennedy Space Center for the process. ation for Research in Astronomy have gathered the first starlight Since 1995, astronomers have April 7 launch of JPL’s 2001 Mars Odyssey, the first launch in NASA’s By Jane Platt discovered almost 50 planets obtained by linking two Hawaiian 10-meter (33-foot) telescopes. restructured Mars Exploration orbiting other stars. With current This successful test at the W.M. future knowledge,” said Dr. Paul Program. technology, they can find very Odyssey is scheduled for launch Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea Swanson, the Keck Interferometer large, Jupiter-like planets, 300 at 8:02 a.m. PDT. It will carry a makes the linked telescopes, which project manager at JPL. “Histori- times as massive as Earth, that suite of scientific instruments together are called the Keck Inter- cally, breakthrough technologies are located close to their parent designed to tell us what makes up The tired but elated summit ferometer, the world’s most power- like the Hale 5-meter (200-inch) stars. Such planets are not likely the Martian surface, and provide ful optical telescope system. The and the Hubble Space telescopes to harbor life. The Keck Interfer- vital information about potential crew at the end of the first project will eventually search for have made discoveries way beyond ometer will be able to detect plan- radiation hazards for future human night of observing light from planets around nearby stars and the purpose for which they were ets farther from their parent stars, explorers. help NASA design future space- originally built.” The Odyssey team conducted the linked Keck telescopes. which means their reflected light based missions that can search for Monday night, March 12, vigorous reviews and incorporated would be dimmer and harder to From left are Gautam habitable, Earth-like planets. starlight from HD61294, a faint “lessons learned” in the mission detect. plan. “The team has looked at the “Successfully combining the light star in the constellation Lynx, was The unique pairing process will Vasisht, Rachel Akeson, Mark people, processes and design to from the two largest telescopes on captured by both Keck telescopes help pave the way for future inter- understand and reduce our mis- Colavita, Rick Kendrick, Gerard Earth is a fabulous technical ad- and transported across a sophisti- ferometers in space, such as the sion risk,” said Project Manager vancement for science,” said Dr. cated optical system across the 85 Terrestrial Planet Finder, which George Pace. “We haven’t been van Belle, Robert Ligon, Anne Kinney, director of NASA’s meters (275 feet) separating the will look for Earth-like planets. satisfied with just fixing the prob- Peter Wizinowich, Mark Swain Astronomical Search for Origins two telescopes. In an underground “This first light from the Keck lems from the previous missions. Program, which includes the Keck tunnel that links the telescopes, Interferometer marks a dramatic We’ve been trying to anticipate and Andrew Booth. Interferometer project. “Using the collected light waves were and prevent other things that step forward and will help us them in this way gives us the combined and processed with a could jeopardize the success of accomplish the ultimate goal of the equivalent of an 85-meter (279- beam combiner and camera. the mission.” Origins Program—to search for foot) telescope.” To properly phase the two tele- Odyssey carries three scientific signs of life beyond by examining instruments to map the chemical “This is a major step in the scopes, adaptive optics on both the light from ‘Earths’ orbiting and mineralogical makeup of creation of a whole new class of telescopes removed the distortion nearby stars,” said Dr. Charles Mars: a thermal-emission imaging astronomical telescopes that will caused by the Earth’s atmosphere. Beichman, the Origins chief scien - system, a gamma ray spectrome- have an enormous impact on Also, the optical system in the tist at JPL. ter and a Martian radiation envi- ronment experiment. The imaging system will map the planet with high-resolution ther- Lab lends a t E C H N O L O G Y mal images and give scientists an increased level of detail to under- stand how the mineralogy of the hand to kids JPL engineers and support staff assisted high- school students from Southern California, Central “This program exposes kids to careers they may not have considered before,” said Rob Steele, a JPL planet relates to the landforms. Odyssey’s gamma ray spectrom- eter will allow scientists to peer in robotics California and Arizona during a regional robotics competition held March 15–17 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. robotics engineer and mentor to the student team at Hope Chapel Academy, Hermosa Beach. “In some respects, it’s like working on a mission, where each into the shallow subsurface of Mars, the upper few centimeters competition Sixty-six JPLers spent numerous hours helping make the competition possible. About half of the volunteers were engineers who coached and men- person works on one part or component toward one common goal: mission success.” In this case, Steele said, a five-team alliance— of the crust, to measure many elements, including the amount of hydrogen that exists. By Carolina Martinez tored the teams from the beginning of the design Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose; Hamilton “For the first time at Mars, we stages up to the High School, Chandler, Ariz.; Hope Chapel Academy, will have a spacecraft that is actual competition Hermosa Beach; Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach; Re- equipped to find evidence for rounds. Other dondo Union High School, Redondo Beach; and New- present near-surface water and to JPLers volunteered bridge High School, Los Angeles—took the cham- map mineral deposits from past to staff key posi- pionship at the regional and will work together in a water activity,” said Project Scien- tions during the national robotics competition at Disney’s EPCOT tist Dr. Steve Saunders. “Despite the wealth of information from three-day event as Center in Orlando, Fla., April 5-7. previous missions, exactly what referee, judge, time The regional was one of 13 competitions in the Mars is made of is not fully known, clock monitor and country, in which more than 530 teams competed. so this mission will give us a basic as crowd-control Nationwide, NASA has awarded 100 sponsorships understanding about the chemistry monitors. to high schools. Locally, JPL has awarded 24 teams and mineralogy of the surface.” The robots took with sponsorships to help competitors in the South- The radiation experiment will be part in the For ern California regional contest. The Laboratory is the first to look at Martian radia- Inspiration and sponsoring three of those 24 teams to go to the tion levels as they relate to the Recognition of nationals: Hope Chapel Academy—part of the cham- potential hazards faced by future Science and Tech- pionship alliance—as well as Archer School for Girls astronauts. The experiment will High school students and nology (FIRST) Southern California regional, where and King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and take data on the way to Mars and 47 robots and nearly 2,000 high school students Science, both in Los Angeles. in orbit around the red planet. their robots square off at the engaged in all the thrills of competition. FIRST is a Results of the regional and other information about After completing its primary FIRST competition at the non-profit organization whose mission is to generate FIRST are available online at http:// www.usfirst.org. mission, the Odyssey orbiter will interest in science and technology. provide a communications relay Los Angeles Sports Arena. for future landers. 2 Sp e c i a l E vents C a l e n d a r Team chosen for astrobiology institute will be held on April 26. Though the JPL researchers have been chosen by national program focuses on girls, the NASA to be one of four new teams that event at JPL is open to all children will be part of the agency’s Astrobiology between the ages of 9 and 17 Institute, a national and international Signup information can be found on Ocean Climate” at 11 a.m. in von Ne w s research consortium that studies the the Human Resources Directorate home Ongoing Support Groups Kármán Auditorium. origin, evolution, distribution and future page at http://hr. Information about Alcoholics Anonymous—Meetings are of life on Earth and in the universe. the national event is at http://www. available. Call the Employee Assis- Tues., April 10–Wed., April 11 After a highly competitive peer- takeourdaughterstowork.org. The tance Program at ext. 4-3680 for time B r i efs review process, teams from JPL, Michi- gan State University, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of deadline for submitting participation and medical release forms is April 9. Asteroids get Irish names and location. Codependents Anonymous—Meeting at noon every Wednesday. Call Occu- Investment Advice—TIAA/CREF will hold one-on-one counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in T1720. For an appointment, call TIAA/CREF Washington were selected. JPL asteroid hunter and planetary pational Health Services at ext. at (877) 209-3140, ext. 2614, or DR. VICTORIA MEADOWS will lead astronomer ELEANOR HELIN has given 4-3319. go to the TIAA/CREF Web site at the JPL team, which will conduct Irish names to two asteroids in time for www.tiaa-cref.org. research on recognizing the biospheres End of Life Issues and Bereavement— of extrasolar planets. The results of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Meets the second Monday of the her team’s work are expected to directly Discovered in July 1987 by Helin, month at noon in Building 111-117. Wednesday, April 11 influence the development of future the asteroids have been officially Call the JPL Employee Assistance JPL Amateur Radio Club—Meeting at space missions such as Terrestrial christened by the International Astro- Program at ext. 4-3680. noon in Building 238-543. Planet Finder, which will look for nomical Union and honor Irish contri- habitable planets around other “suns.” butions to astronomical research. Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Support JPL Toastmasters Club—Meeting at “This work will help us determine One asteroid is named for the Ar- Group—Meets the first and third 5:30 p.m. in the Building 167 confer- what the signatures of life on an extra- magh Observatory in Northern Ireland, Fridays of the month at noon in ence room. Guests welcome. Call Jim solar planet will look like, once we which is active in the studies of near- Building 111-117. Call the Employee Raney at ext. 4-6301. Earth objects. The 10,502nd asteroid Assistance Program at ext. 4-3680 have the technology to study them,” found, it is called ArmaghObs. Its or Randy Herrera at ext. 3-0664. Fidelity Investment Workshop—For Meadows said. JPL has been active in the astrobiol- official designation was 1987 OT. employees who are currently partici- Parent Support Group—Meets the pating in their employer sponsored ogy field since 1997 by forming an Another, formerly 1987 QF6, was third Thursday of the month at noon in retirement plan and are greater than astrobiology research element, and given the ancient Gaelic name for the Building 167-111. Call Greg Hickey at 10 years from retirement. The goal is element lead DR. KENNETH NEALSON town of Armagh, which St Patrick ext. 4-0776. for participants to determine whether was a recipient of the original round of founded in 445 A.D. as “Ardmacha.” Dr. Victoria Meadows their asset allocation is in line with Astrobiology Institute grants in 1998 to Helin, the principal investigator of Senior Caregivers Support Group— JPL’s Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking their future savings needs. Attendees study the co-evolution of planets and Meets the the first Tuesday of the program, has had a long association will be asked to consider whether they biospheres. month in Building 167-111. For with the Armagh Observatory and she are deferring as much as they can, information, call the Employee Assis - and shown the advantages of incre- Children invited on Lab April 26 named the asteroids in part to honor tance Program at ext. 4-3680. mental changes in their deferral rate “You are the Future” is JPL’s theme that collaboration, and the observatory and asset allocation. The presentation for Bring Your Child to Work Day, which staff members who have made many Tuesday, April 3 also describes the importance of contributions to asteroid research. reviewing, reevaluating and rebalanc- JPL Gamers Club—Meeting at noon in ing portfolios on a regular basis. To be Building 301-227. Eight JPL proposals were recently capable onboard planning systems, held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Building selected for funding under an Intelligent which are at the core of spacecraft JPL Genealogy Club—Meeting at noon 167 conference room. Systems NASA research announcement. autonomy. Dr. Benjamin Smith is princi- in Building 301-271. “Understanding the World, One Mole- JPL received partial funding of about pal investigator; JPL co-investigators cule at a Time”—Dr. Stephen Quake, $1.5 million for the first year of a three- are Dr. Steve Chien and Russell Knight. Caltech associate professor of applied Wednesday, April 4 year cycle for the eight selected and four • Multi-Media Human Computer physics, will speak at 8 p.m. in Beck- deferred proposals. Each proposal will Interfaces for Mission-Critical Systems: Associated Retirees of JPL/Caltech man Auditorium. Admission is free. receive increased funding, to be deter- Objective is to expand the collaboration Board—Meeting at 10 a.m. at the For information, call (626) 395-4652. mined, in fiscal years 2002 and 2003. of cognitive and computer scientists to Caltech Credit Union, 528 Foothill In the competition, six proposals by comprehend multimedia interfaces that Blvd., La Cañada. NASA’s Ames Research Center were also include speech and other audio Thursday, April 12 Music on the Mall—KTLA traffic accepted, with three each awarded to data, textual information and a variety Microwave Theory and Techniques reporter Jennifer York and her quartet Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, of other modes of communication. Dr. Society—Peter Asbeck, professor of will appear at noon. and the Massachusetts Institute of Hamid Kohen is principal investigator. electrical and computer engineering Eight JPL Technology. The winning JPL proposals: • Continual Coherent Team Planning: • Intelligent Engineering Time-Series Pattern Matching: Will develop effective search methods for large-scale time- Thursday, April 5 at UC San Diego, will discuss “Smarter Power Amplifiers for Mor e Efficient Cell Phones” at Caltech’s intelligent Many future NASA mission concepts involve teams of tightly coordinated series data, similar in spirit to an Internet search engine, but for mission JPL Gun Club—Meeting at noon in Building 183-328. Moore Laboratory, room 070, 7:30 p.m., following a dinner at Aver y Library 6:30 p.m. ($10). For more systems spacecraft/rovers in dynamic, partially understood environments; this task is about developing distributed autonomy sensor data (and more complex types of “keywords”). It is intended for both onboard autonomy and ground-based JPL Macintosh Users’ Group—Meeting at 11 a.m. in Building 180-101. An Apple Representative will give a information, call (800) 275-8765. Retirement Plans—A TIAA/CREF proposals in the face of tight coordination require- ments. Planning involves using high- mission operations. Dr. Dennis DeCoste is principal investigator. technical demonstration of MacOS X. For more information, call Jeffery workshop will assist newly eligible participants with investment options level team goals to command a team • Autonomous Knowledge Discovery Nunes at ext. 4-8367. chosen for of spacecraft/rovers that collectively manages the creation and execution of from Simulators: Will develop data mining and knowledge discovery tech- and in completing enrollment forms at noon in T1720-137. Friday, April 6 development a shared team plan. Dr. Anthony Barrett is principal investigator. niques to enable efficient, in-depth exploration and exploitation of large- All-Mozart Concert—The Caltech Chamber Singers and Chamber Or- “Yuri’s Night”—A celebration of the 40th anniversary of humanity’s entry into space with Yuri Gagarin's historic • An Onboard Scientist for Multi- scale numerical simulators emphasiz- Rover Science Exploration: A unique ing two science applications: origins of chestra will perform at 8 p.m. in the orbit of the Earth will be held at the integration of artificial intelligence the planets/long-term behavior of solar campus’ Dabney Lounge. Admission is Hollywood Palace, 1735 Vine St., from free. For information, call (626) 395- 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A display booth will planning and machine-learning tech- system bodies; and magnetospheric 4652. feature JPL engineers and scientists. niques to autonomously provide both dynamics. A unique aspect of this work scientific direction and distributed is that the analysis is not confined to a Tickets are $10 if purchased before Bavaria and the Black Forest—This April 1, $15 if purchased before 10 control for a team of rovers. Onboard static dataset; instead, the simulators travel film will be shown at 8 p.m. in p.m. April 12, and $20 after 10 p.m. distributed data-analysis and distrib- can be used to generate new data Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Tick- Tickets are available through http://la. uted planning systems enable the team leading to rich opportunities for active ets are $9 and $7. For information, yurisnight.net, or Sticky Tickets at to investigate science goals with little learning. Dr. Michael Burl is principal call (626) 395-4652. (800) 464-2275. All proceeds benefit or no ground communication. Dr. Tara investigator. Permission to Dream, a project hosted Estlin is principal investigator; JPL co- • Quantum Entanglement: Revolu- by the Space Frontier Foundation to investigators are Drs. Eric Mjolsness, tionary New Algorithms for Phase Sunday, April 8 give telescopes to inner-city schools Rebecca Castano and Ashley Davies. Synchronization in Time and Space: All-Mozart Concert—The Caltech and schools in Africa; and Under • Autonomous Vision Guided Safe This program aims to accomplish Chamber Singers and Chamber Or- Africa Skies, a project to send space and Precise Landing: This task will development of quantum information chestra will perform at 3:30 p.m. in educators to schools in Africa. develop machine vision algorithms and theory protocols to synchronize atomic the campus’ Dabney Lounge. Admis- passive image-based control algorithms clocks nonlocally and discovery of new sion is free. For information, call that enable safe and precise landing on quantum algorithms based on distrib - (626) 395-4652. Continuing hazardous terrain. The proposed algo- uted entanglement that enable novel “QED”—Alan Alda portrays former Chamber Music—The New York Wood- rithms will provide estimates of motion- sensor and quantum communication Caltech physics professor and Nobel wind Quintet will perform at 3:30 p.m. and target-relative position that will be technologies. Dr. Ulvi Yurtsever is Prize winner Dr. Richard Feynman in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. used to guide a lander during precision principal investigator. in a new stage presentation at the Tickets are $27, $23, $19 and $15. landing, and will also enable hazard Dr. Virendra Sarohia, JPL’s program Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For information, call (626) 395-4652. avoidance by providing estimates of 3-D proposal manager for NASA research The production runs through May surface topography. Dr. Larry Matthies announcements, noted that more than 13. Regular performances are held is principal investigator; co-investigator 100 JPL concepts were evaluated Tuesday, April 10 Wednesdays through Saturdays at is Andrew Johnson. internally to begin the proposal 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at JPL Stamp Club—Meeting at noon in 2:30 p.m. No performances are • Using Combinatorial Optimization process. A JPL review board narrowed Building 183-328. held Mondays or Tuesdays. Ticket Algorithms to Improve Automated that number down to 66 proposals prices vary. For information, call the Planning and Scheduling: Will develop a that were initially submitted the NASA JPL 2001 Lecture Series—Dr. Lee- Center Theatre Group box office revolutionary automated planning and sponsor. JPL was encouraged to submit Lueng Fu, Jason-1 and TOPEX/Posei - at (213) 628-2772 or log on to scheduling technology that can solve 48 proposals for full consideration, the don project scientist, will present http://www.TaperAhmanson.com. large, complex planning problems faster highest number of any NASA center. “Jason-1: Succeeding TOPEX/Posei- and better than—and in some cases The four deferred JPL proposals were don in the Quest for Understanding that are infeasible—for existing plan- led by Drs. Steve Chien, who had two; ning technology. It will enable more Terry Huntsberger and Michael Turmon. 3 Anecdotal evidence has it that parking has been a long-standing issue at the Laboratory. This evidence is anecdotal no more; see inset of a copy of the newsletter “Lab-Oratory,” which prominently features a story about parking at JPL in 1951. Fast forward to 2001, and it seems parking is still an issue, and with anticipated personnel growth, the demand for parking will exceed supply in 2003 if no actions are undertaken. JPL PARKING: A dding to the existing concerns over parking lot capacity recently has been the status of the leases for the East and West parking lots. JPL contracts with the City of Pasadena for the East lot in five-year increments. “Although the current contract is due to expire in June 2003, there is no reason to believe that the lease will not be renewed at that time. JPL contracts with the Flintridge Riding Club for the West parking lot, and the lease term expired a few weeks ago. However, the Lab is currently in negotia- tions with the Riding Club for a subse- ARE WE ALL D I D Y O U K NO W ? S PACED OUT? • JPL has 4,416 parking spaces—2,270 spaces on-Lab By Angela McGahan and 2,146 off-Lab (East and West lots combined). quent lease extension.” said Kirk Dawson, JPL Associate Director for Institutional • Approximately 6,000 people are on Lab at any one time. issues and Chair of the Institutional Man- Under the current mantra agement Committee (IMC). • 882 people arrive in either a carpool or a vanpool of “every available parking As part of ongoing efforts to resolve on an average day. The carpooling and vanpooling space needs to serve as an JPL’s parking problems, Dawson tasked population provides approximately 550 parking active parking space,” stor- Bruce Fischer, JPL Facilities Manager, to spaces to those of us who drive. (From JPL’s last age containers that were establish a cross-organizational team to Average Vehicle Ridership surv e y, May 2000.) taking up valuable spaces are consider parking options. Individuals from in the process of being re- Parking study team members, all Lab Directorates—including both moved and relocated. So far exempt and non-exempt personnel— 31 storage containers have from left: Helmut Partma (repre- comprised the Parking Study Team. been removed, making 24 senting 5X), Joe Courtney (6X), The team’s goal was to identify new, parking spaces available, and the removal campaign will continue. Chuck Boles (6X), Page Garcia creative, implementable parking options that will improve the reality Some of the low-dollar suggestions to the Parking Study Team include as well as the perception of parking at JPL. The team met over the promoting an increase in telecommuting, flextime, and alternative work (8X), John Miranda (6X), Lorna course of four months and grappled with such parking issues as schedules. The team also considered a recommendation that motorcycle Deady, Section 900; Kirk Dawson limited supply, increasing demand, and policy guidelines. parking rules be reviewed and that motorcycle riders be given incentives In order to gather information and provide the JPL community a in order to generate increased motorcycle ridership, and in turn free up (1X), Karen Phillips (2X), Bruce forum in which to air their parking-related issues, the team hosted a parking spaces for cars. Promoting the La Canada shuttle and expanding Fischer (6X) and Peter R. Jones Town Hall meeting in von Kármán Auditorium in February. As a and improving the shuttle service, and turning up the volume on rideshare (4X and 7X). Team members not result of the meeting and written suggestions, the team reviewed, marketing and incentives, are other ways that would translate into more sorted and analyzed more than 350 suggestions, narrowing the op- capacity by reducing demand. pictured are Suzanne Bradfield tions to a list of recommendations that included near- and long-term On the perception side of the issue, some of the suggestions the team (19X) and Carl de Silveira (3X). solutions; some low-cost, others expensive. received were to increase parking enforcement and to address policy The most frequently suggested solution, and one that would go a changes that would focus on the perceived inequities of on-Lab parking Above right: Parking has been long way to improving the parking capacity at JPL, was to build eligibility. This team was not specifically tasked to review the current an important issue for Lab multilevel parking structures. Unfortunately, JPL cannot directly fund status of JPL’s parking policy, but recognized that policy feeds capacity. employees for a long time, as such a project. “Infrastructure upgrades over $500,000 must be The team recommended that the IMC should establish a high-level commit- requested through the NASA Construction of Facilities Program. In tee with authority to change criteria for on-Lab parking eligibility. addressed by this September 1951 the past, infrastructure additions such as a parking structure lost out The Parking Study Team presented its recommendations to the IMC on article in the “Lab-Oratory,” to higher-priority upgrades required to support the program/project March 22. Although the initial period of information-collecting and analy- Universe’s predecessor. work at JPL. The team’s work, however, identified the critical need sis is over, the team’s work is not finished. It is anticipated that many of for a parking structure,” Fischer explained. the team’s members will be called upon to serve on the policy review Some of the other frequently suggested solutions, such as requir- committee, and members of the team from the Facilities and Security ing parking under all new buildings, and re-striping and reconfigur- divisions will continue to implement the identified actions. ing the East and Arroyo lots, are currently being implemented. The The implementation of these actions, the feasibility of expanded planned Flight Project Center building (near the corner of Surveyor telecommuting and flex-time and the willingness of the Lab community to and Mariner roads), expected to be completed in 2004, will provide expand the use of ridesharing (vanpooling and carpooling) should help 40 to 100 new parking spaces. The Facilities Division has engaged a reverse the downward trend in parking availability. The JPL community is parking consultant that is currently in the process of evaluating the urged to stay tuned, and stay in touch, as this is the first step into making configuration of the East and Arroyo lots, and will make their recom- the parking issue at JPL more anecdotal than evidentiary. You can find the mendations shortly. latest information on the status of many of the solutions mentioned in this article by logging on to http://jpl-facilities/665/section665.html. 4 Four JPL employees attended aboard Discovery. the launch of Space Shuttle The purpose of the SFA Program Discovery earlier this is to recognize and motivate em - month as part of the ployees and contractors and to Space Flight Awareness increase awareness in the Space Program. Shuttle/Space Station Program. In Space Flight Honorees Mona Jasnow, Section 183; Todd Barber, 1987, with growing emphasis in the payload area, several NASA Awareness Section 353; Cindy Jeffries, Section 910; and Laura Sergott, Section centers and contractors who had not previously participated, includ- honorees visit 250, toured Kennedy Space Center as part of their award. ing JPL, were invited and encour- aged to join the program. KSC Discovery carried the three mem- bers of the Expedition Two crew to The Space Flight Awareness Program is part of JPL’s Reward From left:Honoree Laura Sergott, Section 250; honoree Mona Jasnow, Section 183; the International Space Station; the and Recognition Program. For Gael Squibb, Section 900, distinguished guest; honoree Cindy Jeffries, Section 910; John first three astronauts to inhabit the more information, log on to http:// orbiting platform returned to Earth eis.jpl.nasa.gov/sec614/reward. Olivas, astronaut and former JPL employee; and honoree Todd Barber, Section 353. 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Your thoughts and & weathered, 1 is hand carved, all are 13- 14" ’90 MAZDA Miata, convertible, red, 5 speed, w/bdrm. and bathrm., spacious 2-car gar., tall, sitting on one end the light comes with roll bar and 6 spk. audio system, 100K prayers were greatly appreciated. Our washer/dryer, cent. air/heat, skylights, fire- through spokes slats, $5 ea./obo. 909/593- mi., $3,500 obo. 626/798-1990, Bob. place, balcony, huge kitch. w/dishwasher, new thanks also to the ERC for the beautiful 4046 or email@example.com. ’91 MERCURY Tracer Wagon, red, auto, a/c, carpets, great n’borh’d; $650+ deposit +1/2 plant sent in his memor y. MICROWAVE, $25/obo; TOASTER, $10/obo; roof rack, am/fm/cassette, exc. cond., 90,000 util.; 64 N. Oak. 626/229-5240, Lavonne. Terry Fisher and family FERN, outdoor, hanging, $10. 626/449-3699. miles, 30 mpg+, $4,000 firm. 626/458-7794. SOUTH PASADENA apt. to share, 2 bd., 1.5 MISC: sectional couch, beige, almost new , ’92 PONTIAC TransSport SE van, red/black, ba., secure parking, large bd., near Fair Oaks $300; coffee table, $75; 4 stacked tables, 109K mi., 6 seats, engine has just 29K mi., and 110, $500. 626/799-5512, Mr. Monico. On behalf of my family and myself, I $200; bar cart, $150; child's bike, toys, etc., good cond., $4,000. 249-6543, after 5 p.m. Editor would like to thank the ERC for a beau- best offer. 248-8853. ’80 PONTIAC Grand Prix, runs well, auto, new tiful plant sent on my mother’s passing. MOVING SALE: chest freezer, 15 cu. ft., battery, 100K+ mi., needs some work, Real Estate Mark Whalen Kenmore, $125; couch/futon, 52" w x 6' l, $50; $1,250/obo. 626/398-6564. ALTADENA, "Meadows," min. from JPL, mtn., Rabi Wang bunk beds & mattresses, $100; oak table, ’95 SATURN SL sedan, 5 speed, white exterior, cyn. and city views, 1,350 s.f., roomy & 42"w x 5' l & two 17" leaves, w/6 chairs, gray interior, a/c, 74,000 miles, exc. running spacious, 2 bd., 1 ba., 10,460 s.f. lot, Design & Layout I want to thank everyone who arranged $700; wood desk w/return, $100; oak ent. ctr. cond., good physical condition, 27 city & 37 new hardwood floors, carpet, open house Sun- Adriane Jach w/cut glass door, 5' w x 55" tall, $300; oak freeway mpg, am/fm/tape, no accidents, days, call for times, a must see, 4118 Canyon my retirement party in von Kármán ent. ctr., 5' w x 6' tall, $250; photos at $4,900/obo. 957-5742. Crest Rd. 626/797-7893. Audrey Riethle/ Auditorium and thank everyone who http://www.gg.caltech.edu/~rjacobs/ ’93 SUBARU Impreza L, hatchback, automatic, LA CANADA/FLINTRIDGE, hilltop home above attended. It was a most wonderful event. overtheedge/furn01.html. 626/574-0480. Design Services ORGAN, Conn Theatrette 551, type 3, electric, p/w, p/m, CD, cassette, 5 dr., good cond., no Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, modern I sincerely appreciate all your kind mechanical problems, 137K mi., $3,400/obo. house designed by Millard Sheets, spectacular 2 keyboards, foot pedals & cassette recorder, 626/222-1725. views thru floor to ceiling glass windows, on .5 greetings and well wishes. The company, $300. 249-0283. Chief Photographer ’89 TOYOTA Supra, turbo, V6, 5 speed, 120K acre lot, 4 bd., 2,300 sq. ft. + 900 sq. ft. the food, and the program were fabu- PIANO, Chickering Grand, mfg. in 1923, gd. covered decks and patios, La Canada schools, mi., new clutch/brakes, sport roof, ac, ps, pw, Bob Brown/Photo Lab lous. A special thanks to the “Galileo Not cond., beautiful presentation, located at pdl, alarm, tilt wheel, cruise, am/fm/cd, ABS, for sale by owner, $790,000. 790-4981. Ready for Real Time Players,” who pretty Pasadena-area residence, photo at http:// good condition, $4,400/obo. 626/449-2007. SUNLAND/TUJUNGA, why pay twice the price jaw.deepspace.com/piano.html, $3,200/obo. for half the house? 15 easy minutes to JPL, Universe is published much stole the show. The entire event 661/251-6916. ’95 VOLVO 850 GLT wagon, 5 speed, good cond., 102K mi., green/beige, leather interior, never any smog, seldom even fog at the 1,650 was perfect. It was a great sendoff. PLANTS; variegated Ficus Benjamina, 4 ft. foot elevation of this 3 bd., 2 ba., 2,900 sq. ft. every other Friday by the Bill O’Neil tall, $25/obo; Kentia Palm, 3 feet tall, very theft deterrent, sunroof, winter pkg., child home with loads of extras on a 10,000 square booster seat, AM/FM/tape/6 CD changer, Office of Communications graceful, $35/obo. 626/449-3699. Pa s s i n g s $12,500. 952-9463, evenings. foot level lot, $349,000. http://www. PRINTER, color inkjet, Compaq IJ1200, brand its.caltech.edu/~sharonb/ or 352-7321. and Education of the Jet new, box unopened, 2400 x 1200 res., $100 Propulsion Laboratory, ($40 less than retail). 353-4400, Brian. Wanted Vacation Rentals REFRIGERATOR, 17 cu. ft., frost-free, almond, BABYSITTER, part time, for a toddler (boy, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MARY PHILLIPS, 72, a retired admin- exc. cond., $85. 626/744- 2714, eve. 2.5) in Altadena; mother with child OK. BIG BEAR cabin, quiet area near village, 2 Pasadena, CA 91109. istrative secretary in Section 339, died SCANNER, brand new, never used, still in box, 626/791-0585, evenings, Ulvi or Ayse. bd., sleeps 8, completely furnished, f/p of cancer Feb. 24. Visioneer 3300, 1600 x 200 dpi, optical TV/VCP, $75/night. 249-8515. HOUSING: returning graduate researcher cou- For change of address, Phillips joined the Lab in 1970 and resolution, 36-bit color, Win 95/98, Win ple, non-smokers, seek 1 bd. from end of May BIG BEAR LAKEFRONT lux. townhome, 2 NT4.0/2000, $80. 626/304-0794, Patty. decks, tennis, pool/spa, nr. skiing, beaut. mas- contact your section office retired in 1987. She is survived by five to end of Dec., must allow pets. 720/ 890- ter bdrm. suite, sleeps 6. 949/786-6548. SEWING MACHINE, Pfaff Creative 1471 1310 or 303/492-8274, jahm@mail1. (on-Lab personnel) or children, 11 grandchildren and seven with accessories and instruction manuals, jpl.nasa.gov. CAMBRIA, ocean front house, sleeps up to 4, Xerox Business Services at great grandchildren. electronic machine with dual feed mech- HOUSING: the Educational Affairs Office seeks excellent view. 248-8853. Private services were held in North anism, great for quilters, Blue Book price help in locating furnished apartments, houses HAWAII, Kona, on 166 feet of ocean front on (626) 844-4102 (for JPL Carolina. $474, sell for $425/obo. 792-8685, eve. or rooms for students in the Summer Intern Keauhou Bay, priv. house & guest house com- STOVE, vintage 1940s, cobalt blue, fully Program to rent for about 2 mo. Ext. 4-1444, fortably sleeps 6; 3 bd., 2 ba., rustic, relaxing retirees and others). restored, new wiring/paint/insulation; has Lisa Campbell. and beautiful, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, DAVID BROWNE, 90, the original built-in salt & pepper shakers, perfect cond., TO RENT, Australian professor visiting JPL spectacular views, near restaurants, golf Notice to Advertisers editor of Universe’s predecessor, “Lab- $3,000. 626/287-9433. seeks rental accommodation for self and fami - courses & other attractions. 626/584-9632. Advertising is available SWING SET and play structure, includes 2 ly in La Canada school district, Aug. 2001 to HAWAII, Maui condo, NW coast on beach, Oratory,” died March 3. Feb. 2002. 952-1456. w/ocean view, 25 ft. fr. surf, 1 bd. w/loft, com- swings, rocket-rider, hoops, monkey bars, for JPL and Caltech em- Browne worked at JPL from 1951– 55. climbing rope, slide, playhouse and upper- VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, coed, all levels of pl. furn., phone, color TV, VCR, mcrowv., d/w, Memorial services were held March 18 deck w/ladder, all redwood construction with play, Tuesday nts. 8-10 at Eagle Rock High pool, priv. lanai, slps. 4, 4/15-12/14 ployees, contractors and galvanized lag-bolts for durability and easy as- School, $3/night. 956-1744, Barbara. $105/nt./2, 12/15-4/14 $120/nt./2, $10/nt. ad- in Pasadena. d’l person. 949/348-8047. retirees and their fami- sembly, very good cond., orig. price over $1,000, sell $350. 626/303-3719, evenings. MAMMOTH, Chamonix condo, at lifts 7, 8, 16, lies. No more than two WENDELL SMITH, 78, a retired offset TABLE, dinette, sq. glass top 5' x 5' w/metal F re e 17, walk to Warning Hut, 2 bd., 2 full ba., pressman in Section 641, died of pneu - feet and 4 matching chairs, $800/obo; BAR sleeps 6, fully equipped elec. kitch., incl. ads of up to 60 word s BAND SAW and radial arm saw, worn but microwave & extras, f/p & wood, color STOOLS, 4 matching, metal frame, all in working. 626/797-5804, leave message. monia March 16. each will be published for superb cond., $400/obo. 626/398-3480. CATS, 2 kittens found at service station, TV/VCR, cable, FM stereo, o/d Jacz., sauna, Smith joined JPL in 1964 and retired game, rec & lndry rms, conv. to lifts, shops, each advertiser. Items in 1985. He is survived by his wife, brother (long-hair beige Tabby, a little shy) special events, spec. midwk rates. 249-8524. Vehicles/Accessories and sister (short hair calico, very friendly); re- may be combined within Nancy, children Robin and Wendell Jr., ceived 1st set of shots, both spayed/ neutered, MAMMOTH, Courchevel, walking distance to ’92 ACURA Legend LS, auto transmission, all litter trained. 626/287-9433. Canyon Lodge and lifts, 2 bd., 2 ba., sleeps 6, one submission. and five grandchildren. fully equipped unit. 661/255-7958. options, beige/gold, 84K miles, always CATS, several wonderful middle-aged kitties Services were private. Ads must be submitted garaged, exc. cond., all service records need new homes because owner recently MAMMOTH, Snowcreek, 2 bd., 2 ba., + loft, available, new timing belt and new brakes, passed away. 626/791-3763, Judy. sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen incl. micro- on ad cards, available at C lassifieds $10,800. 236-4869, after 5 p.m., Harold. wave, d/w, cable TV, VCR, phone, balcony DOG, 2-year-old, male German Shepherd; w/view to mtns., Jacz, sauna, streams, the ERC and the Universe ’89 CHEVROLET S10 Blazer, V6, auto, 2x2, neutered, has all shots. 626/287-9433. a/c, pwr. wndws./dr. locks, am/fm/cass., cruise fishponds, close to Mammoth Creek, JPL office, Bldg. 186-118, o r ctrl., tilt whl., tinted wndws., tow pkg., lug. DOG, to good home, pretty Lab/Aussie mix, discount. 626/798-9222 or 626/794-0455. rack, full-size spare, 128K mi., well-maint., neutered male, black/chocolate w/med./long OCEANSIDE, on the sand, charming 1-bd. con- via e-mail to universe@ $3,800. 626/ 794-1716. hair, 1 year old, 55 lbs., gd. with kids, profes- do, panoramic view, walk to pier or harbor, For Sale sionally trained; playful but not overactive, pool, spa, game rm., sleeps 4. 949/786-6548. j p l . n a s a . g o v. ’86 CHEVROLET S10 Blazer, 4x4, 128,000 mi., very loving, likes other dogs but the older dog AIRLINE TICKET, round-trip, anywhere 1 owner, a/c, pwr windows/locks/steering, at home can't adjust to him. 661/298-2680. OCEANSIDE condo, fully furn. 2 bd., 2 ba., f/p, Ads are due at 2 p.m. Southwest flies, travel must be completed by trailering hookup, roof rack, tilt steering, full kitch., quiet, relaxing, beautiful setting, cruise cont., runs gd, everything working, gd DOG, 1-year-old "Woody" grew up w/children located at beachside, BBQ, pool, spa, game on the Monday after May 18, $300/obo. 626/355-3886, Rosemary or tires, passed last emission test. $3,200. and toddlers, kind personality, loves to play, Katherine. rm, great ocean view, easy walk to pier and publication for the follow- 661/513-9079. Huskie/Shepherd mix, all shots, black w/white restaur., slps. 6, 2-nt. min., avai. weekly or BBQ, Sunbeam gas grill, wooden shelves on tummy & paws, we've got to move and aren't ’94 DODGE Intrepid sedan, 4 dr., blue, 58K monthly. 909/981-7492, Jim or Darlene. ing issue. both sides for food, utensils and plates, cover miles, a/c, cruise control, power steering, win- allowed to take him. 626/446-4672, lv. msg. ROSARITO BEACH condo, 2 bd., 2 ba., ocean included, $50. 714/903-8888. All housing and vehicle BED, twin, white arched metal headbd. & dows, door locks, new tires, exc. cond., view, pool, tennis, short walk to beach on priv . $5,000/obo. 500-0330. Lost & Found rd., 18-hole golf course 6 mi. away, priv. advertisements require footbd., exc. cond., $90/obo. 310/670-6830. ’92 DODGE Shadow, automatic, white, 114K secure parking. 626/794-3906. BIKE, 20-year-old men's Nashbar, Sport Ex Lost: Wedding band, slightly bent; very high that the qualifying per- road bicycle, 18 speed, 60 cm frame, good miles, a/c, good cond. $3,000. 626/398-7573. sentimental value; possibly lost in vicinity of SAN CLEMENTE COVE timeshare, half-block ’91 DODGE Grand Caravan, white, 117K to beach & pier, sleeps 4, one wk from 4/1 or son(s) placing the ad be tires, make offer. 626/355-5405. Bldg. 183. Matt at 4-2259 or e-mail mtuch@ miles, 7 passenger, cruise cont., power steer - 5/13, $475. 626/836-3931. CELL PHONE ACCESSORIES, Nokia, 6100 jpl.nasa.gov. listed as an owner on the series, hands-free kit and car charger, paid ing, windows, door locks, tow package, new SAN FRAN., Nob Hill honeymoon suite, slps 2 tires, well maintained, $3,000/obo. 500-0330. max, full kitch., maid srvc., concierge, reserve $50, sell for $20/obo. 714/903-8888. ownership documents. early, $125/nite, $750/wk. 626/254-1550.