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This story, which aired on August 8th, tells the story of University of Illinois alum Scott Maxwell, who is one of the drivers of the Curiosity Rover on Mars. The story aired shortly after the rover landed on Mars, which was considered a critical and difficult part of the mission. Maxwell spoke to our newsroom from California.
The lead-in for the story is as follows: "The man who's guiding a robot around the planet Mars says he wouldn't be in that role if not for his time at the University of Illinois. Tim Ditman has more."
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