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December 09, 2012
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Safe Driving on Mars
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 06, 2012
Matt Heverly doesn't like to make a big deal of his job as the lead driver of the most expensive car in the solar system-NASA's $2.5 billion, two-ton Curiosity rover, which is now roaming the surface of Mars. "Basically, I'm a taxi driver," says Heverly (ENG'05), a senior member of the technical staff in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Scientists say, 'Please take me over there,' and then my job is to take them over there." Heverly and his team of 15 drivers take the scientis ... read more
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