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