In Photos: VP Mike Pence Tours Mars Yard & More at NASA's JPL

Taking It All In

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Vice President Pence listens intently as JPL Director Mike Watkins explains the use of the Mission Support Area of the JPL.

Rich History and Future

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During the Apr. 28, 2018 tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, their daughter Charlotte Pence and several other JPL team members and guests learn about the organization from JPL Director Mike Watkins.

Honors Given

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JPL Director Watkins presents a plaque with the Curiosity rover on the Mars surface to Vice President Pence at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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