Goodbye MSL

People I work with know I am…er…opinionated about this mission.  If all goes well, it’ll be my first hardware in space.  That said, it was not easy on me or the thousands of other people who toiled on this thing for years on end.

Though the jury is still out on my feelings about MSL, it will be emptier on lab with it going out the door.

Boxing up MSL. Note the large shipping crate on the right. The rover will be flown via C-17 to Kennedy Space Center in the coming days. It will (hopefully) launch around Thanksgiving.

I’m always a bit nervous when the rover in hanging in midair.  One of my small assignments during the project was to design four tiny clevises that the rover is lifted with:

<shudder>

At $2.5 billion, you think they could afford something a little beefier…kidding.

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About morganhendry

I have been a musician and rocket scientist since 4th grade. I play drums/keyboards for the LA based instrumental rock band Beware of Safety (www.bewareofsafety.com), write electronic music as The Laterite Road (www.thelateriteroad.com), and just landed something on Mars (mars.jpl.nasa.gov). More info can be found at my website (www.morganhendry.com). Sign up here for updates on my many projects: http://morganhendry.fanbridge.com/
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