ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Southern Michigan residents looking at images of Mars sent to earth from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are doing so partly because of instruments designed by an Adrian native.
Thomas Restis, owner of Dynamic Design International in Costa Mesa, Calif., tells The Daily Telegram of Adrian (http://bit.ly/NcOlLf ) that everything seen through the rover's camera comes from equipment his company designed in 2003.
Restis, who graduated from Adrian High School in 1979, has played a role in the Mars rover program since its first Mars probe in 1997.
At the time, Restis was engineering manager for a company where he helped design an electronic module used in the first rover.
In 1999, Restis started Dynamic Design International, and in 2000 started helping NASA with the next set of rovers.
Information from: The Daily Telegram, http://www.lenconnect.com