In the News: Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launching Thursday includes 8 components made in Durham

WRAL Tech Wire, July 29, 2020 – When NASA launches its 2020 Mars Rover Perserverance Thursday, July 30, it will include eight components used with 17 applications developed by the Sierra Nevada Corp’s (SNC) Durham office.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a privately-owned defense contractor (by a husband and wife team who are originally from Turkey), with an aerospace division based out of Louisville, Colorado.

This is not the SNC Durham operation’s first space rodeo. The 55-person Durham office has developed actuators and other components for almost all the Mars Rover missions, including for the Curiosity Rover currently on Mars. Altogether, SNC has participated in 14 NASA Mars Missioncounting this one.

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