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Video: Mars Mission Director on the Importance of Perseverance

Landing a robot on Mars doesn't happen overnight, says Mars Mission Director.

Doug McCuistion, director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, recently discussed the success of the Mars Curiosity mission with Excellence in Government. He talked about the vision and, more importantly, the perseverance required by government agencies looking to accomplish big things. 

See an excerpt of the conversation with McCuistion below and watch him tell the incredible story of Curiosity's landing over at Excellence in Government Broadcast.