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The California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The California Institute of Technology is a California non-profit corporation. It includes not only the Caltech campus located in Pasadena, California, but also its division, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory located at a NASA owned facility in La Canada, California.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology. JPL operates as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center under a contract between Caltech and NASA.