Adam Steltzner

Explorer of the solar system, student of human nature, engineer, writer, speaker and general loose cannon.

A snap shot of appearances over the years...

Adam Steltzner is a NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the phase lead and development manager for the landing systems that got NASA's Curiosity Rover to Mars. From: GENIUS IN AMERICA

NASA's Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that made an unprecedented Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012. See how the risky maneuver kept rover team members in suspense for 7 fateful minutes. VIDEO SHOW: Curiosity - The SUV of Mars Rovers:

Adam Steltzner, the rock musician turned rocket scientist who led the landing team for the Curiosity rover, talks with the New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger about the search for life on Mars.