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The exploration of space has been of interest to people since Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei discovered and described the true nature of the solar system. About years ago, Russian Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was the first scientist to describe the modern concepts of rocket engines and space travel. Tsiolkovsky, who wrote books about space travel , stated: " Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever. In the Soviet Union surprised everyone by launching the world's first satellite, Sputnik. Only four years later, American amateur radio operators hams built and launched the world's first volunteer-and citizen-built satellite, Oscar I. Oscar I weighed about 3.
The purpose is to identify and unlock the critical water resources necessary for human expansion in space. Sourcing water is the first step to creating a civilization in space. Water is used for life support functions and can also be refined into rocket propellant.
The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you below. The JPL Year-Round Internship Program offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities at JPL during the academic year as well as summers to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Maximizing Student Potential in STEM, or MSP, offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities at JPL to underrepresented students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.