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  • Why Curiosity Matters - presented by Science@NASA

    為什麼好奇心很重要--由[email protected]介紹

  • Adam Steltzner doesn't sound much like an ordinary engineer.

    Adam Steltzner聽起來不太像一個普通的工程師。

  • For instance, when we asked him if he would talk about Curiosity-

    例如,當我們問他是否會談論 "好奇心--"時,他說:"我想知道,我的好奇心是什麼?"。

  • and explain why the Mars rover matters to ordinary people--

    並解釋為什麼火星車對普通人很重要... ...

  • the former rock-n-roller responded

    昔日的搖滾樂手迴應

  • 'I'm totally down with that.'

    '我'我完全不喜歡這樣。

  • He really is down with that.

    他真的是下得了手。

  • Steltzner is the NASA engineer

    Steltzner是NASA的工程師

  • who helped take the country's new Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars

    幫忙把國家的新好奇號探測器帶到火星表面的人。

  • with moves - and flair -

    有招有式

  • even Evel Knievel would envy.

    連Evel Knievel都會羨慕。

  • Steltzner begins, 'I'm so thankful to Clara Ma for suggesting the name 'Curiosity.'

    Steltzner開始說,'我'非常感謝Clara Ma提出的名字'好奇心.&#39。

  • It embodies a fundamental attribute that defines us as humans.'

    它體現了定義我們人類的一個基本屬性.&#39。

  • 'Why do we explore? It's our nature,' he says.

    '我們為什麼要探索?這是我們的天性,'他說。

  • 'Human curiosity is why you and I can talk across the country by phone.

    '人的好奇心是你我可以通過電話進行跨國通話的原因。

  • It's why I'm sitting 60 feet above the ground in a building made of alloys

    這就是為什麼我坐在離地面60英尺高的地方,坐在一棟由合金製成的大樓裡。

  • and other high-tech composite materials.

    和其他高科技複合材料。

  • We dominate this planet because we wonder what's around the next corner.'

    我們主宰這個星球,因為我們想知道下一個轉角有什麼'。

  • When people ask Steltzner

    當人們問Steltzner

  • 'Is the new rover worth 2 1/2 billion dollars?'

    '新的漫遊車價值25億美金嗎&#39。

  • he has a compelling answer:

    他有一個令人信服的答案。

  • 'It's not 2 1/2 billion dollars we stuffed in a trunk and blew into space.

    '它'不是25億美元,我們塞在一個後備箱,並吹到太空。

  • It's thousands of high tech jobs spread over 37 states.

    它'的數千個高科技工作崗位分佈在37個州。

  • It's honing and developing our skills in science, engineering, and math.

    這是磨練和發展我們在科學、工程和數學方面的技能。

  • 'He notes that the U.S. has slipped to 14th in science education

    '他指出,美國的科學教育已經下滑到第14位。

  • and 18th in math -

    和數學第18名 -

  • in a world where we're competing for economic prosperity

    在一個我們爭奪經濟繁榮的世界裡。

  • with nations 1 through 13.

    與第1至第13國。

  • 'This mission is an investment in high tech jobs,

    '這個任務是對高科技工作的投資。

  • in inspiring the youth of our country,

    在激勵我國青年。

  • in stepping up rung by rung toward 1st place.

    在步步高昇中向第1名邁進。

  • It's the best stimulus you could imagine!'

    它'是你能想象的最好的刺激!&#39。

  • Okay, curiosity matters--

    好吧,好奇心很重要

  • but does it matter more than rock-n-roll?

    但它比搖滾樂更重要嗎?

  • Steltzner played guitar in a rock band for years,

    Steltzner在一個搖滾樂隊裡彈了多年的吉他。

  • so he has the chops to answer this question, too.

    所以他也有能力回答這個問題。

  • 'In some sense, exploration and music are both art forms,' he says.

    '在某種意義上,探索和音樂都是藝術形式,'他說。

  • 'They're both expressions of our humanity.

    '他們'都是我們人性的體現。

  • But exploration can surprise us more

    但探索能給我們更多的驚喜

  • - or at least differently -

    - 或至少是不同

  • than music can.

    比音樂能。

  • Music can surprise us only about what we find in ourselves.

    音樂只能給我們帶來驚喜,關於我們自己的發現。

  • Exploration surprises us with what we learn of ourselves and of the universe.'

    探索讓我們對自己和宇宙的瞭解感到驚喜&#39。

  • Steltzner says music led him to exploration.

    Steltzner說,音樂引導他去探索。

  • During high school he played in a rock band.

    高中期間,他在一個搖滾樂隊裡演奏。

  • One night driving home from a gig

    有一天晚上,我從演出現場開車回家

  • he noticed that the constellation Orion was in a different place than it had been before.

    他注意到,獵戶座的位置與之前不同。

  • But why? 'I hadn't paid attention during high school classes at all.

    但是為什麼呢'我在高中上課的時候根本就沒有注意過。

  • So I didn't know.'

    所以我不知道'。

  • His curiosity made him decide to take an astronomy class.

    他的好奇心讓他決定上天文學課。

  • First, though, astronomy had prerequisites

    首先,雖然天文學是有先決條件的

  • such as elementary algebra and conceptual physics.

    如初等代數和概念物理學。

  • He took them all.

    他把他們都帶走了。

  • 'I basically redid my high school education at the community college.'

    '我基本上重新做了我的高中教育在社區大學.&#39。

  • The rest--which includes a bachelor's degree from UC Davis,

    其餘的--包括加州大學戴維斯分校的學士'學位。

  • a master's degree from Caltech, a job at JPL,

    加州理工學院的碩士'學位,在JPL工作。

  • and a daredevil landing on Mars--is history.

    冒失鬼登陸火星... ...已成為歷史。

  • After the glory of the Curiosity landing fades,

    在 "好奇號 "登陸的榮耀褪去後。

  • what will this explorer do next?

    這個探險家下一步會做什麼?

  • 'Our solar system offers us grand challenges,' says Steltzner.

    '我們的太陽系為我們提供了宏大的挑戰,'Steltzner說。

  • 'I'd like to see a Mars sample return.

    '我'希望看到火星樣本返回。

  • I'd like to land on the surface of Europa

    我想在歐羅巴表面登陸

  • - the most likely place in the solar system for life.

    - 太陽系中最有可能存在生命的地方。

  • And third, I'd like to float a boat on the methane lakes of Titan.'

    第三,我'想在土衛六的甲烷湖上漂浮著一艘船.&#39。

  • 'The solar system is calling out to us,' he says.

    '太陽系正在向我們發出呼喚,'他說。

  • 'The wind's at our back. It's time to explore!'

    '風'在我們的背後。 是時候去探索了!'。

  • We're totally down with that.

    我們'完全可以接受。

  • For more science news that matters, visit science.nasa.gov

    更多重要的科學新聞,請訪問science.nasa.gov。

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