PIA05001: JPL Testbed Image of Airbag Retraction
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Product Size: 762 x 572 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image shows the deflated airbags retracted underneath the lander petal at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory. Retracting the airbags helps clear the path for the rover to roll off the lander and onto the martian surface.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-06