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A NASA Engineer Behind the Mars Rover Believes in ‘Perseverance'

From the mailroom to mechanical engineer, Bill Allen has seen it all in his 35-plus year career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. That includes assisting with three Mars missions and four rovers, including Perseverance, which touches down on the red planet this week. NBCLX storyteller Cody Broadway talked to Allen about his career and the challenges the team faced with developing Perseverance. Watch the landing live on Thursday at lx.com/mars