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How NASA Averted Mars Rover Crisis

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How NASA Averted Mars Rover Crisis

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How NASA Averted Mars Rover Crisis

How NASA Averted Mars Rover Crisis

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Just hours before touchdown, a few weeks ago, a serious software problem almost ruined the landing of the Mars rovers. NPR's Joe Palca talks to Rob Manning, one of the engineers who solved the problem about what the moment of crisis was like.