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This is How the Curiosity Rover Landed on Mars

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This is How the Curiosity Rover Landed on Mars

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Adam Steltzner is an American NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the phase lead and development manager for the landing systems that got NASA's Curiosity Rover to Mars.

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