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Here's how NASA engineers piloting the Mars rover are managing their work-life balance during lockdown

Here's how NASA engineers piloting the Mars rover are managing their work-life balance during lockdown
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NASA engineers are continuing to drive the Mars Curiosity Rover while working from home.




The job is highly technical and delicate, but the team has already managed to complete a successful operation under lockdown.




Business Insider asked two of the rover team how they manage their work-life balance now the rover has colonised their living space.




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Life during lockdown has meant millions of people having to adapt to their home and work lives colliding. But what's that like when your work involves driving a nuclear-powered robot on the surface of Mars?
Business Insider spoke to two of the NASA technicians currently piloting the Mars Curiosity rover from home. It's a delicate operation that takes careful planning between a team of roughly 75 NASA engineers and scientists. Even while working remotely, the team was able to rig up their home workstations well enough that the rover has already completed a successful drilling operation while its human operators are in lockdown.
Despite doing the most otherworldly job imaginable, the Curiosity rovers are having to contend with familiar stresses of lockdown working life. They told Business Insider their personal tips and tricks for staying focused and healthy as they work from home.
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