That Time BB-8 Visited the Robots at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

BB-8 encounters a NASA robot on a tour of Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. All photos: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech.
BB-8 encounters a NASA robot on a tour of Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. All photos: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech.

Not so long ago, in our very own Milky Way galaxy, a plucky little droid named BB-8 roamed the hallowed halls of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, rubbing elbows with its robotic brethren. Happily, a photographer was on hand to capture this moment for posterity.

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First, a stop-off at the clean room where real NASA robots are made.
First, a stop-off at the clean room where real NASA robots are made.
Photo op with JPL’s disaster relief robot, RoboSimian.
Photo op with JPL’s disaster relief robot, RoboSimian.
Selfie with the test double for NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
Selfie with the test double for NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.

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DISCUSSION

lostengineer
lostEngineer

BB8: Shall we team up, fight the order and save the galaxy?

Curiousity2: That sounds like a lot of work, I think I’ll pass.

BB8, Just take over this world then?

Curiousity2: Nah, my family is already in that business.

BB8: ?? <query> ??

Curiousity2: My sister is the queen of Mars.