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Author Steltzner, Adam, author
Title The right kind of crazy : a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation / Adam Steltzner with William Patrick
Published New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
 Rodman Main Adult  629.46 S824    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes an index
Summary Few organizations solve as many impossible problems as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and nobody knows more about leading rocket scientists to unlikely breakthroughs than Adam Steltzner. As the phase lead and development manager for EDL (entry, descent and landing) of the Curiosity rover to Mars, Steltzner spearheaded the creation of one of engineering's wackiest kluges = the sky crane - that allowed the heaviest rover in the history of space exploration to land on Mars unscathe
Contents Sinatra, and a lot of brass -- How curiosity changed my life -- Hold on to the doubt -- Self-authorization -- Systems engineers -- Truth seekers -- The Dark Room -- The least unacceptable solution -- Puzzle pieces -- The right kind of crazy -- Appreciating the mundane -- Seven minutes of terror
Subject Steltzner, Adam
Curiosity (Spacecraft)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Aerospace engineers -- United States
Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
Space vehicles -- Landing -- Mars (Planet)
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration
Alt Author Patrick, William, author
ISBN 9781591846925

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