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First Person - Ayanna Howard First Person - Ayanna Howard - 08/20/2003
JPL robotics engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard explains how engineers design and test rovers that may one day go to Mars.

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Machinists Video Machinists to the Stars
It's the middle of the night at JPL, and the usual dozens of deer are on their nightly foraging rounds across the campus. Mars is up. So is the Moon. And so are nine machinists in the lab's high-precision fabrication shop, working the second shift that ends between midnight and 3 a.m. They are part of the round-the-clock team turning out odd-shaped pieces of metal that will become robots destined for Mars.

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