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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket. The image was taken at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23986:
Maneuvering Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sits atop a motorized payload transporter at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23985:
Perseverance on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23984:
Lifting Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida perform a fit check between the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23827:
Fitting the Rover's Power Supply
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for NASA'S Mars 2020 Perseverance rover during a fit check at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23982:
Testing Rover Power Source
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for NASA'S Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is shown during a fit check with the rover at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23981:
Rover Power Source
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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Engineers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, make progress on the spectrometer for NASA's Psyche spacecraft, while observing COVID-19 safety procedures.
PIA23880:
Psyche's Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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An electric Hall thruster, identical to those that will be used to propel NASA's Psyche spacecraft, undergoes testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23879:
Ring of Firepower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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Thumbs-up for a successful test. Psyche engineers test an electric Hall thruster identical to those that will propel NASA's Psyche spacecraft on its journey to the asteroid Psyche.
PIA23878:
Thumbs-up for Ion Propulsion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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A technician prepares to integrate part of the electric propulsion system onto the main body of NASA's Psyche spacecraft at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, California.
PIA23877:
Psyche in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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This artist's concept, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA's Psyche spacecraft.
PIA23875:
Psyche Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission's disk-shaped cruise stage sits atop the back shell, which contains the powered descent stage and Perseverance rover, in this image taken on May 28, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
PIA23925:
One Last Earthly Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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Seen from below, NASA's the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover bears a plaque to the right of its middle wheel commemorating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world.
PIA23924:
Perseverance Rover with Commemorative Plate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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In this artist's concept, a two-stage United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle speeds the Mars 2020 spacecraft toward the Red Planet. This will be NASA's fifth Mars launch on an Atlas V.
PIA23922:
Rocket to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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Attached to the Perseverance Mars rover, this aluminum plate commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world.
PIA23921:
Healthcare Workers to Be Honored on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-16 Mars 2020 Project
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance rover uses its Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) instrument to analyze a rock on the surface of Mars.
PIA23719:
PIXL Takes Aim at Rocks (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-03 Mars 2020 Project
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Planetary protection engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory clean the tubes that will store Martian rock and sediment samples as part of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.
PIA23718:
Swabbing Perseverance Sample Tubes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-03 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the wiping down of hardware to limit the number of Earth microbes going to the Red Planet for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.
PIA23717:
Cleaning Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-26 Mars 2020 Project
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In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock's surface.
PIA23895:
Mineral Map Created During a Test of SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-26 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows an engineering model of SHERLOC, one of the instruments onboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23894:
Mars 2020's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-21 Mars 2020 Project
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Some of the nearly 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of Perseverance mission flight hardware, test gear and equipment delivered to Kennedy Space Center on May 11, 2020, is unloaded from a NASA Wallops C-130.
PIA23918:
Unloading Mars Gear
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-21 Mars 2020 Project
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The first stage of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V that will carry NASA's Perseverance rover into space is offloaded from an Antonov cargo plane at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 11, 2020.
PIA23917:
Mars Rocket Arrives by Air
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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In this June 2017 photo, the supersonic parachute design that will land NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, undergoes testing in a wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley.
PIA23916:
Wind Tunnel Testing Perseverance's Parachute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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This animated GIF shows a successful test of the parachute that will be used to land NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars.
PIA23890:
Parachute for Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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This animated GIF shows the deployment of the Perseverance rover's remote sensing mast during a cold test in a space simulation chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23889:
Perseverance Gets Chilled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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This animated GIF shows a test of the mortar system that will be used on Feb. 18, 2021, to deploy the parachute for NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA23888:
Launching a Mars Parachute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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The spacecraft that will carry NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars is examined prior to an acoustic test in the Environmental Test Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23887:
Mars Mission Sound Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-12 CAL
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Astronaut Christina Koch assists with a hardware upgrade for NASA's Cold Atom Lab aboard the International Space Station in January 2020.
PIA23862:
Christina Koch Assists Upgrade for Cold Atom Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-12 CAL
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In January 2020, members of the Cold Atom Lab operations team assisted remotely in a hardware upgrade to Cold Atom Lab while the facility was still aboard the International Space Station.
PIA23861:
Cold Atom Lab Operations Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-07 Mars 2020 Project
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This image of the rocket-powered descent stage sitting on to of NASA's Perseverance rover was taken in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center on April 29, 2020.
PIA23886:
Perseverance Rover Gets in Launch Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-07 Mars 2020 Project
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The cone-shaped back shell for NASA's Perseverance rover mission is shown in this April 29, 2020, image from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
PIA23885:
Protecting NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-07 Mars 2020 Project
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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover's descent stage was recently stacked atop the rover at Kennedy Space Center, and the two were placed in their back shell.
PIA23884:
Perseverance from Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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Michael Tuite and Rachel Kronyak of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory served as part of the desert field team, sending images and data for review by scientists who will work with NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23892:
Science on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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As part of the February 2020 training exercise, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reviewed images and data sent by the Mars 2020 field team in the Nevada desert.
PIA23780:
Scientists Training for Mars Rover Operations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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Made from fossilized microbes and sediment, these rounded rocks are stromatolites that were found in a dry lakebed during the Mars 2020 field exercise.
PIA23779:
Stromatolites in the Nevada Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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A member of a Mars 2020 science field team operates a subsurface radar in the Nevada desert in February 2020 as part of a practice exercise.
PIA23778:
Subsurface Radar That Looks Like a Jogging Stroller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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Two members of a field team set up cameras in the Nevada desert in February 2020, as part of a simulated rover operation designed to train scientists who will work with NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA23777:
Cameras in the Nevada Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Mars 2020 Project
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A field team sets up equipment in the Nevada desert in February 2020 as part of a training session for scientists who will work with NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after it lands.
PIA23776:
Perseverance Field Team Sets up in Nevada Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-30 2640x2000x3
Some of the dozens of engineers involved in creating a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23891:
VITAL Team Gives a Thumbs Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-30 2000x1549x3
A front-facing portrait of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23775:
Front-Facing View of VITAL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-29 Mars 2020 Project
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Vaneeza Rupani (inset), a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama, came up with the name Ingenuity for NASA's Mars Helicopter.
PIA23883:
High School Junior Names NASA's Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-29 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the flight model of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
PIA23882:
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1230x3
Doctors in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Human Simulation Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York give a thumbs-up after testing a ventilator prototype developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23772:
Mount Sinai Gives VITAL a Thumbs-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 1586x2000x3
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California prepare to ship a prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
PIA23716:
Shipping NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1290x3
Engineers more accustomed to building spacecraft than medical devices worked on a prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in March and April of 2020.
PIA23715:
Building NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1382x3
This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23714:
NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2640x2000x3
Some of the dozens of engineers involved in creating a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23713:
NASA-JPL Ventilator Prototype Team Members
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-21 Mars 2020 Project
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Members of NASA's Perseverance rover mission work remotely from home during the coronavirus outbreak.
PIA23881:
Portraits in Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-21 Mars 2020 Project
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Ian Clark walks past mission countdown clocks in the Perseverance offices at JPL. Clark was needed on-Lab to supervise the assembly and cleaning of the sample tubes that will hold Martian sediment and rock.
PIA23830:
Countdown to Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-21 Mars 2020 Project
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A technician points a smartphone camera at NASA's Perseverance rover during an inspection at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
PIA23825:
Smartphone Walkdown
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-20 Mars 2020 Project
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NASA's Perseverance rover is moved during a test of its mass properties at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The image was taken on April 7, 2020.
PIA23829:
Lifting Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-20 Mars 2020 Project
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This image of the Perseverance Mars rover was taken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on April 7, 2020, during a test of the vehicle's mass properties.
PIA23828:
Inverted Rover at Kennedy Space Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-20 Mars 2020 Project
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Another view of NASA's Perseverance rover attached to a spin table during a test of its mass properties at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The image was taken on April 7, 2020.
PIA23826:
Perseverance Rover on Spin Table at Kennedy Space Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Mars 2020 Project
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The Mars Helicopter, visible in lower center of the image, was attached to the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020.
PIA23824:
Mars Helicopter and Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Mars 2020 Project
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The Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System were attached to the Perseverance Mars rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020.
PIA23823:
Mars Helicopter Aboard Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-03 Mars 2020 Project
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This wheel, and five others just like it, heads to Mars on NASA's Perseverance rover this summer. The image was taken on March 30, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA23822:
Gift Wrapped Mars Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-03 Mars 2020 Project
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Three of the six flight wheels that will travel to Mars can be seen attached to NASA's Perseverance rover on March 30, 2020 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
PIA23821:
Wheels Up for Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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The plate on the aft crossbeam of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover carries 10,932,295 names submitted by people during NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign and essays of the 155 finalists in the Name the Rover contest.
PIA23770:
Perseverance Rover at Cape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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A placard commemorating NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign was installed on the Perseverance Mars rover on March 16, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center.
PIA23769:
Send Your Name Placard Attached to Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover, now called Perseverance, undergoes processing at a payload servicing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 14, 2020.
PIA23768:
Perseverance in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows the Mars 2020 Helicopter on the Martian surface.
PIA23771:
Artist's Concept: Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 4480x6720x3
Project manager Jean-Pierre de la Croix works on an Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER) during recent trials in the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23794:
NASA Scientist Works on an A-PUFFER Robot During Trials
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A shoebox-sized wheeled robot explores the rugged terrain on the surface of the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during recent tests of the A-PUFFER project.
PIA23793:
A-PUFFER Robot Explores a Rocky Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of the nameplate secured to the arm of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover was taken at a payload servicing facility at Kennedy Space Center soon after being attached on March 4, 2020.
PIA23766:
Mars Perseverance Nameplate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of JPL's assembly, test and launch operations team for NASA's Perseverance mission show appreciation for their newly named rover.
PIA23767:
Showing Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration depicts NASA's Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA23764:
Perseverance on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-25 Mars Sample Return
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This image shows a concept model of NASA's orbiting sample container, which will hold tubes of Martian rock and soil samples that will be returned to Earth through a Mars sample return campaign.
PIA23712:
Mars Sample Return Orbiting Sample Container Concept Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This test using an engineering model of the InSight lander here on Earth shows how the spacecraft on Mars will use its robotic arm to press on a digging device, called the mole.
PIA23619:
Robotic Arm Pushes on a Model of the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-20 Mars 2020 Rover
SHERLOC
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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument, located at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23621:
Close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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The shipping container carrying NASA's Mars 2020 rover is readied for loading aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Feb. 11, 2020.
PIA23592:
Loading Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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On Feb. 11, 2020, Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watched as members of his team loaded NASA's next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.
PIA23591:
Seeing the Mars 2020 Rover Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration of a Mars sample return mission's lander concept shows a spacecraft after touchdown on the Red Planet.
PIA23711:
Mars Sample Return Lander With Solar Panels Deployed (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept for a Mars Ascent Vehicle releasing a sample container high above the Martian surface.
PIA23500:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Deploying Sample Container in Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept of how the NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle could be launched from the surface of Mars in one step of the Mars sample return mission.
PIA23496:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Launching with Samples (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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In this illustration of a Mars sample return mission concept, a robotic arm transfers samples of Martian rock and soil from a fetch rover onto a lander.
PIA23495:
Robotic Arm Transferring Tubes From Fetch Rover to Lander (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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In this illustration of a Mars sample return mission concept, a lander carrying a fetch rover touches down on the surface of Mars.
PIA23494:
Mars Sample Return Lander Touchdown (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept of what a rover fetching rock and soil samples on Mars for return to Earth could look like.
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Fetch Rover Approaching Sample Tubes (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover will store rock and soil samples in sealed tubes on the planet's surface for future missions to retrieve, as seen in this illustration.
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Mars 2020 With Sample Tubes (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars.
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Mars 2020 Collecting Sample (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Mast Unit for Mars 2020's SuperCam, shown being tested here, will use a laser to vaporize and study rock material on the Red Planet's surface.
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SuperCam's Mast Unit Being Tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Spitzer Project Manager Joseph Hunt declares the spacecraft decommissioned and the Spitzer mission concluded.
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Spitzer Project Manager Declares End of Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The Spitzer Space Telescope, shown here, is in the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, waiting for encapsulation.
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Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility or SIRTF) is readied for launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in 2003.
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Spitzer Space Telescope Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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The heat shield (left) and back shell (right) that comprise the aeroshell for NASA's Mars 2020 mission are depicted in this image.
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Mars 2020's Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-03 CubeSat
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This image shows Electrical Test Engineer Esha Murty and Integration and Test Lead Cody Colley preparing the ASTERIA spacecraft for mass-properties measurements in April 2017.
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ASTERIA CubeSat Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-27 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of the media interviews mission team member Jessica Samuels inside JPL's High Bay 1 clean room on Dec. 27, 2019, during Mars 2020 media day.
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Media Meet NASA's Mars 2020 Rover and Builders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-27 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the media interview the builders of the Mars 2020 mission. This image was taken inside the clean room on Dec. 27, 2019.
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Media Meet NASA's Mars 2020 Rover and Builders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Galileo
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This photo from Nov. 1, 1984 shows JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility during the time the Galileo orbiter was being built.
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Galileo in High Bay 1
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Engineers stand with Ranger 7 on Dec. 10, 1963, in High Bay 1, located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Ranger 7 in SAF's High Bay 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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The High Bay 1 clean room within the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL is seen in this image taken on Nov. 12, 2019. The Mars 2020 rover is visible just above center.
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High Bay 1 in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Mariner
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This image shows two engineers standing with Mariner 1 on May 2, 1962, at JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
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Mariner 1 in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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High Bay 1 looks much as it does today in this photo of NASA's Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers being tested on Feb. 10, 2003.
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Spirit and Opportunity in High Bay 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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In a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, engineers observed the first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover on Dec. 17, 2019.
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Mars 2020 Rover Is Roving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-17 CAL
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This image shows astronaut Christina Koch unloading new hardware for the Cold Atom Lab aboard the International Space Station the week of Dec. 9, 2020.
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CAL Unloading on ISS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-25 Pioneer 4
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This image from March 2, 1959 shows engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory checking NASA's Pioneer 4 spacecraft.
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Preparing Pioneer 4 for the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Jason-CS
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The Sentinel-6A spacecraft sits in its clean room in Germany's IABG space test center, being prepared for a scheduled launch in November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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Sentinel-6A in Its Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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Side-by-side images depict NASA's Surveyor 3 spacecraft (left) and an artist's concept of the Mars 2020 rover (right).
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Twelve and Twenty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover in Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-30 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission uses a solar intensity probe to measure and compare the amount of artificial sunlight that reaches different portions of the rover.
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A Light Touch Required for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.
PIA23468:
That's One Small Step for a Mars Rover
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