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Jake Rosenthal

Jake Rosenthal

Jake Rosenthal is a sophomore at Virginia Tech pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He has interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center. He is an aspiring novelist and science communicator. His interests include aerospace engineering, astronomy, cosmology, and philosophy.

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Space Exploration: Leaving the Earth to Understand It

Posted 2016/05/13 08:00 CDT | 1 comment

Looking back at Earth from beyond helps to give perspective on our place in the cosmos.

The Pioneer Plaque: Science as a Universal Language

Posted 2016/01/20 08:02 CST | 7 comments

In 1972, an attempt to contact extraterrestrial life was cast into space with the launch of the Pioneer 10 spacecraft. What exactly was the message we sent into the cosmos?

Mars 2020 and the Adaptive Caching Assembly: An Intern’s Perspective

Posted 2015/10/12 02:29 CDT | 10 comments

Jet Propulsion Laboratory summer intern Jake Rosenthal shares his thoughts on the Mars 2020 sample caching technology currently in development.

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