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New York Times
By Kenneth Chang
These days, when one of NASA's rovers drills a hole in a rock on
Mars, the commands come from Lower Manhattan, from a second-floor
office on Elizabeth Street, surrounded by dusted-off tenements.
"It is almost surreal. "You walk down the street and there are shoe stores, bakeries and here we're controlling some robotic mechanism on Mars."
Last updated Thursday 28 April 2011