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Inside NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Photos)

NASA's JPL Space Flight Operations Facility

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I pose with Dawn in the lobby of the Space Flight Operations Facility.

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Dawn mans the navigation desk at the control room.

Control Room Computers at NASA's JPL

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A bank of computers sits in the control room.

"Mohawk Guy" Cardboard Cutout at NASA's JPL

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Dawn poses with "Mohawk Guy" — or at least his cardboard cutout.

The Deep Space Network at NASA's JPL

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The Deep Space Network command center takes center stage.

The Deep Space Network Command at NASA's JPL

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Here's another look at the Deep Space Network command center.

Deep Space Network Command Center Plaque

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A plaque marks the "Center of the Universe," the nickname for the Deep Space Network command center.

Mars Yard at NASA's JPL

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We got a glimpse of the Mars yard, where rover technology is tested.

Mars Yard at NASA's JPL

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Here is another shot of the Mars yard.

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