PIA20848: Test of Lander Vision System for Mars 2020
 Mission:  Mars 2020 Rover
 Spacecraft:  Xombie
 Instrument:  LVS
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 Produced By:  NASA
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A prototype of the Lander Vision System for NASA's Mars 2020 project was tested in this Dec. 9, 2014, flight of a Masten Space Systems "Xombie" vehicle at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

The Flight Opportunities Program funded the Masten flight tests under the Space Technology Mission Directorate. The program obtains commercial suborbital space launch services to pursue science, technology and engineering to mature technology relevant to NASA's pursuit of space exploration. The program nurtures the emerging suborbital space industry and allows NASA to focus on deep space.

To learn more about NASA's flight opportunities program, visit http://flightopportunities.nasa.gov/.

To read more about NASA's Mars 2020 rover, visit http://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

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NASA/Photo: Tom Tschida

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