Engineer sweats new Mars lander Rocky Mountain News

NASA engineer Barry Goldstein said he’s “scared to death” about the Colorado-built Phoenix Mars Lander, and everybody else on the mission should be, too.
“You’ve got to be constantly scared to death and have the perspective that there are flaws in the system,” Goldstein said Thursday, while standing alongside the solar-powered Phoenix lander in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems southwest of Denver in Jefferson County.
“That doesn’t mean that there are flaws, but you have to constantly be hunting to find them if they are there,” said Goldstein, NASA’s Phoenix project manager.