PIA11429: Mars Science Laboratory Rover Taking Shape
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 3684 x 2834 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image taken in August 2008 in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., shows NASA's next Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, in the course of its assembly, before additions of its arm, mast, laboratory instruments and other equipment.

The rover is about 9 feet wide and 10 feet long.

Viewing progress on the assembly are, from left: NASA Associate Administrator for Science Ed Weiler, California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau, JPL Director Charles Elachi, and JPL Associate Director for Flight Projects and Mission Success Tom Gavin.

JPL, a division of Caltech, manages the Mars Science Laboratory project for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2008-11-19