Space cowboys and (planetary) rock stars

Remember the media fascination with the team behind the Mars Curiosity rover who apparently didn’t look nerdy enough to match our stereotypes of NASA engineers? There was “mohawk guy” and “that cocky guy with the sideburns”… This incredibly awesome piece in The New Yorker takes a look at the stories behind some of those folks. Find out what it was like to watch your amazingly complex creation land on another planet.

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