He's a Boise State graduate. He's also one of the key people on a little project known as Curiosity.
Dan Isla is an electrical systems engineer with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He helped assemble and launch NASA's Mars Rover. Now that it’s on the red planet, he helps operate the rover and put it through its paces.
We originally talked with Isla last year, before the rover landed on Mars. In this update, he tells Samantha Wright that was the highlight of his life, so far.