It started with JPL agreeing to land something on Mars and do it in a radically different way. This is how the era NASA called “Faster, Better, Cheaper” began. This episode tells the story of a small group of engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who did not heed warnings that the audacious challenge of landing on Mars with airbags would likely not be a career-enhancing move. Part of the "JPL and the Space Age" series. Please note this title contains potentially offensive language.