Jet Propulsion Lab Mars Rover

This weekend JPL has opened their house to the public. Their casa es tu casa. It's like a science Disneyland -- complete with all the long lines and crappy food. But the good news is it's all free and the seemingly random guys hanging around the exhibits are often JPL's top scientists willing to talk to anyone who wants to pick their brains.

But watch the video and decide for yourself if it's worth the trip.

You can see the newest Mars Rover unplugged (literally), and also check out a model of that Rover rolling around on rocks -- it looks like some kind of alien creature.

The new Rover will launch in a year and a half and it will take the Rover ten months to reach Mars. I hope there are no screaming babies on the rocket ship.