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rocketyak  ·  707 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mars2020 descent footage

Haha sure - I'm a JPLer - systems engineer on the gas dust removal tool (gDRT) on Percy/M20 half the time and drive Curiosity/MSL with the other half of my time :). Percy is the first robot I've worked on pre-landing (I joined the Curiosity team in 2016), so my reaction to all these landing videos feels so much stronger than what I remember from MSL's landing. Granted, MSL had a much lower-res EDL video pointing at the surface from the bottom of the rover, but still, knowing something I helped develop and did V&V for is on Mars now is another level. It's also pretty crazy knowing the people in all the videos and interviews!

What did you do at NASA? Which center were you working for?