Space Peanuts, for Good Luck NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Randi Wessen, a navigator program engineer at JPL in Pasadena, California, about the lab's good luck charm. During all launches, they pass around peanuts. Wessen says it works to keep nervous scientists calm.
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Space Peanuts, for Good Luck

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Randi Wessen, a navigator program engineer at JPL in Pasadena, California, about the lab's good luck charm. During all launches, they pass around peanuts. Wessen says it works to keep nervous scientists calm.