The Curiosity Rover and its journey to Mars

Paul Boughton

On August 6th 2012, Curiosity, the NASA Mars Rover, made a successful landing in Gale Crater on Mars. This marked the culmination of many years of preparation and a journey of more than 350 million miles.

Doug McCuiston, Mars Exploration Program Director (ret), will share his experiences of a project at Product Innovation (PI) 2013 which takes place on 19-20 February, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.

The project required huge ingenuity, continual design innovation and the management of an entirely unique set of challenges encountered when trying to land a car sized robotic rover on a planet with conditions not replicable on Earth.[Page Break]

Other PI 2013 speakers include Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Prof Alfred Katzenbach, Director Information Technology for Engineering at Daimler, Jeffrey Mylenek, Design Manager, Global Industrial Design, General Motors, and Mark Chapman the Chief Engineer at the Bloodhound Supersonic Car to name just a few.

Product Innovation 2013 is an event at the nexus between R&D, Engineering and IT providing insight and inspiration into product information creation, development and management.

PI 2013 builds on the years of success of the PLM Innovation congress, and brings it together with the exciting developments and applications in CAD, CAE and simulation.

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