Mars engineer did his best to trip up Curiosity rover

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 09:47 in Astronomy & Space

His purpose: To make sure the rover team was prepared to deal with space junk, lost signals and any other challenges he could think up.The Curiosity rover is making its final descent to the Martian surface, and all eyes in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's control room are glued to computer screens.

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