PIA23822: Gift Wrapped Mars Wheel
 Mission:  Mars 2020 Project 
 Spacecraft:  Mars 2020 Rover
 Product Size:  6000 x 3376 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA23822.tif (58.11 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA23822.jpg (2.679 MB)

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This wheel, and five others just like it, is headed to Mars on NASA's Perseverance rover; the launch window opens July 17, 2020. Wrapped in a protective antistatic foil that will be removed before launch, the wheel is 20.7 inches (52.6 centimeters) in diameter and machined from a solid block of aluminum; the spokes are titanium. The image was taken on March 30, 2020, at a payload processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

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