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Museum of Flight Lecture and Book Signing Gives Insider’s Story to Mars Rover

Red planet report from Rob Manning, Chief Engineer of “Curiosity” rover

SEATTLE – On June 20 at 2 p.m., the Museum hosts a lecture and book signing with Rob Manning, author of “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer.”

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' on Mount Sharp, Mars. NASA photo.
Curiosity Self-Portrait at ‘Mojave’ on Mount Sharp, Mars. NASA photo.
Manning will talk about the challenges of the Mars Science Laboratory mission with a focus on the creation and exploits of Curiosity. He will sign copies of his books (which will be available at the Museum) after his presentation. Lecture is free with admission to the Museum, the book signing is free for all.

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