Chief Engineer of NASA Mars Rover Project to Keynote AIHce 2016

Adam Steltzner is the team leader and chief engineer of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project entry, descent, and landing phase.

AIHA has announced that Adam Steltzner, team leader and chief engineer of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase, as the keynote speaker at the 2016 AIHce conference in Baltimore, Md. The session is titled, "The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation."

According to the release, Steltzner led a team of engineers who invented, designed, tested and retested the revolutionary "sky crane" landing system that placed the Mars Rover Curiosity on the planet's surface in 2012. The rover required a brand-new landing system for the seven-minute phase had to stop fully on the surface.

AIHce 2016 will take place May 21-26, with its expo taking place May 23-25.

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