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Matt Wallace
Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) Manager
Mars Exploration Rovers mission
NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California

"ATLO Day 1, March 1 2001"

P2K: What was most fun about working on Pathfinder?

Matt Wallace: You know, you would think it's, when you look back, you sort of assume it's the mission and the fact that you landed something on Mars and you get to tell people, hey, I put that there, but in reality I think a lot of it is that you're working with just a tremendously skilled set of people and it's thrilling, actually, to work with these folks and these scientists and these people who really know what they're doing, really are the best out there. And I think more than anything it was the team that I worked with that I probably value with respect to the work on Pathfinder.

But that's certainly not to belittle the fact that we got to drive a rover around on the surface of Mars and that was certainly a lot of funů

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