Mars Rover Scientist Visits Forest City Gear

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ROSCOE (WIFR) -- One of the scientists responsible for landing a rover on the surface of mars makes a trip to the Stateline this afternoon. He spent some time checking out a Roscoe company that supplied parts for the mission to the red planet.

Dr. John Grotzinger is the chief scientist on the mission. He toured the shop at Forest City Gear this afternoon and met with some of the employees responsible for creating over 70 gears that make the rover go. Grotzinger says he's visited other companies that supplied parts for Curiosity, but today's trip to Roscoe has some extra significance.

Grotzinger will be speaking at Beloit College tomorrow afternoon about some of the first results scientists are seeing from Curiosity's mission to Mars.

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