DAV and JPL!

Wanted to share with you all that DAV has recently finished an incredibly successful visit with one of our most amazing customers: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

JPL has been a Direct Action Vertical customer for 6+ years, with DAV providing expedition planning/rigging/mountaineering/caving leadership, AND logistical assistance/expertise, through a variety of JPL projects/missions.

Most recently, DAV participated in a rigging/planning workshop for the EELS (Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor) project, a potentially world-changing mission; EELS could one day look for signs of life in the oceans hiding below the ice of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

DAV instructors with backgrounds in aerospace engineering, computer science, biochemistry and electrical engineering – in addition to decades of mountaineering, caving and rescue experience – worked closely with JPL’s team of brilliantly innovative engineers to plan and ensure the success of an upcoming field test at Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies.

DAV is looking forward to sharing more as the education and planning for this exciting project continues!

EELS Video:

EELS Article (JPL):