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von Kármán Lecture – Space is Hard: The Agony (and Inspiration) of Defeat @ California Institute of Technology
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There are lessons in defeat. This month’s talk will discuss several notable failures in the course of JPL’s history of exploration and the incredibly valuable lessons from them.Did you know the loss of a Mars spacecraft led to a new system that lets us never lose contact during critical maneuvers? Or that a failed spacecraft antenna helped make better mobile phones? Space is hard; join us to hear how JPL turns setbacks into motivation.This is a free event; no tickets or reservations are required.▶︎ Online registration coming soonAbout the SeriesThe Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series, named after JPL’s founder, and presented by JPL’s Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program’s missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community. Lectures take place twice per month, on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. The Thursday lectures take place in JPL’s Theodore von Kármán Auditorium and are streamed live via Ustream, and Friday lectures take place at Caltech. Both start at 7:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free for all lectures. No reservations are required, but seating is limited. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.Find CaltechLive! on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Connect with JPL on social media.

The Gooden Center Run for Recovery @ The Huntington Library
Oct 24 all-day

THE GOODEN CENTER RUN FOR RECOVERY is designed to raise awareness for two of the most tragic – and preventable – issues facing the country today, substance use disorder and mental illness care.Your support, and the support of your friends and family, will go toward scholarships for men and women for whom treatment would not be possible.If you cannot register please take a look at our WEBSITE or share our GOFUNDME page on your social media.  Every bit helps The Gooden Center in it’s continuing mission:  health and wellness for all! Event details and scheduleThe Gooden Center Run for Recovery will take place at Lacy Park in San Marino, CA on October 24th, 2020.  The address is 1485 Virginia Rd, San Marino, CA 91108.  A 5K and Fun Run Event to benefit THE GOODEN CENTER in it’s mission to bring health & wellness to all. Please bring a print out of your Registration Confirmation, if not an ID is enough.   DAY OF SCHEDULE:6:00am:  Packet Pick Up at Lacy Park8:00am:  5K Begins8:00am:  Live Music, by Mister Banjo, begins9:00am:  Fun Run BeginsFun Run Experience Begins with performance art, child-friendly activities such as trick or treating and puppet shows, as well as games and face-painting10:00am: Food Trucks Arrive with food available for purchase12:00pm: Event Concludes ALL PARTICIPANTS GET:- Gooden Center Run for Recovery t-shirt-Finisher Medal (see picture)-Re-usabld Draw-String SWAG Bag filled by Vendors-Access to Vendor Village and activities in the park which include FREE MASSAGE for finishers-1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Prizes for the 5K  EARLY PACKET PICK-UP:Early packet pick up is on Friday October 23 from 1pm until 6pm at the following address:918 E. Green Street, 2nd FloorPasadena, CA 91101  PARKING Complimentary parking is available at the San Marino Community Church at 1750 Virginia Road in San Marino and at Valentine School at 1650 Huntington Drive in San Marino. FOOD & BEVERAGE:Snacks, water and coffee will be available for all participants.  Food will be available for purchase at the Expo after the race.   If you have any questions, please e-mail George at [email protected]