HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


In this edition of HAZMATTERS we look at the team protecting the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

In certain cases, private facilities require not only the expertise of dedicated emergency responders, but HAZMAT teams that are ready to immerse themselves in the knowledge of specific chemicals and processes at hand.

The NASA JPL emergency responders are on call 24 hours a day, ready to protect the facility.

According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website:

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age by developing America’s first Earth-orbiting science satellite, creating the first successful interplanetary spacecraft, and sending robotic missions to study all the planets in the solar system as well as asteroids, comets and Earth’s moon. In addition to its missions, JPL developed and manages NASA’s Deep Space Network, a worldwide system of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.


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