Keith Comeaux is flight director on the Curiosity mission at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. He is a recipient of the Lawrence Sperry Award for young professionals, which is awarded by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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As the interplanetary rover gets closer and closer to the surface of Mars, Flight Director Comeaux recounts the final tense minutes.