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06/09/2008 | 0:28:52
- Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPL's Rob Manning explores just a few of the challenges of landing a spacecraft on another planet. We also get a Phoenix mission update from Emily Lakdawalla, who says not everything is going well.