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Episode 35: The Mars Rover Curiosity

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Emily Lakdawalla talks about the design and construction of Curiosity, formally known as the Mars Science Laboratory, one of the most sophisticated machines ever built. Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012 where it has been conducting research within the ancient Gale Crater.

Lakdawalla is a senior editor at the Planetary Society where she writes and blogs about planetary exploration. She is a frequent guest on Planetary Radio. She is also the author of The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.

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Emily Lakdawalla

Links:

Lakdawalla’s Curiosity Goodreads Page

Lakdawalla’s Planetary Society Blog

NASA’s Mars Scientific Laboratory Website

 

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