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Now That’s Rocket Science: An Interview with JPL’s Steve Collins

A couple weeks ago, I promised a couple interviews with members of the JPL Curiosity Rover team. Today we start with attitude control engineer Steve Collins, who’s been working for NASA for the last 20 years, starting with the failed Mars Observer orbiter, launched in 1992. Since that time, JPL has been responsible for numerous [...]

$438 million mission to Mars greenlit

NASA has greenlit an ambitious Mars mission designed to study how the planet lost its atmosphere. The half-million dollar “Mars Atmosphere and Volatil…