By Roadtrip Nation

Adam Steltzner



My road in life has been direct.
Isn't sure if he ever graduated high school, dropped out of the Berklee College of Music.
Found himself continually pulling out of things just as they got serious.
Realized he was becoming his father, who'd never really had a passion.
Wanted to find something he loved and commit to it, so he took an astronomy course at a community college.
Says the equation "f=ma" changed his life; he realized that physics used a beautiful language that he wanted to learn.
"Surrendered to the learning process," worked really hard at his education and earned a Ph.D. in engineering physics.
Led the mechanical engineering of the Curiosity Mars rover landing.
Says his job has definite "failures," but thinks that attempting and failing is always better than not trying.
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I'm an explorer of the solar system, student of human nature, engineer, writer, speaker, and general loose cannon.

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