PIA07894: Preparing to Test Rover Mobility
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Product Size:  3008 x 2000 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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Rover engineers prepare a mixture of sandy and powdery materials to simulate some difficult Mars driving conditions inside a facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The tests in early May 2005 were designed to help plan the best way for the rover Opportunity to drive off of a soft-sand dune that the rover dug itself into the previous week.

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