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  • MARTIAN MEGA ROVER

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Emmy-winning producer/director Mark Davis turns the cameras on the team at California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as they shepherd NASA's new Mars rover, the Curiosity, from the drawing board to the launch pad, and ultimately to the Martian surface. But sending a craft on a 354-million-mile journey across the solar system and having it hit the brakes from 13,000 miles per hour when it gets there is no piece of cake.
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  • Parachute Problem photo

    Parachute Problem

    In testing the Rover's entry parachute, a catastrophic failure occurs; will this scrub the mission?

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