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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 Helicopter
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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 Helicopter
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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 Helicopter
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 6720x4480x3
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
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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.
PIA23493:
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.
PIA23492:
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.
PIA23491:
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.
PIA23620:
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
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Spitzer Project Manager Joseph Hunt declares the spacecraft decommissioned and the Spitzer mission concluded.
PIA23648:
Spitzer Project Manager Declares End of Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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.
PIA23649:
Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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.
PIA23644:
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.
PIA23590:
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.
PIA23406:
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.
PIA23587:
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.
PIA23586:
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.
PIA23616:
Galileo in High Bay 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Ranger
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Engineers stand with Ranger 7 on Dec. 10, 1963, in High Bay 1, located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23520:
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.
PIA23519:
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.
PIA23310:
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.
PIA23244:
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.
PIA23499:
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.
PIA23404:
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.
PIA23497:
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.
PIA23549:
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).
PIA23553:
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.
PIA23470:
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.
PIA23469:
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil from the rover after a move from JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility to the Simulator Building for testing.
PIA23467:
NASA's Mars 2020 Unfoiled Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the Mars 2020 spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover after a test.
PIA23466:
NASA Mars 2020 Rover Separation Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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Speeded up 28 times, this time-lapse shows NASA's Mars 2020 rover on a spin table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 29, 2019.
PIA23461:
Rover Rotisserie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-28 Mars Helicopter
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An engineer works on attaching NASA's Mars Helicopter to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover, which has been flipped over for that purpose, on Aug. 27, 2019, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23372:
Mars Helicopter Installed on Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on Aug. 5, 2019, engineers at NASA's JPL lift the Mars 2020 rover's bit carousel from its storage container. The bit carousel is at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System.
PIA23320:
A Little Bit Carousel Higher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this August 5, 2019 image, the bit carousel, the heart of sampling and caching subsystem of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, is attached to the front end of the rover.
PIA23319:
Cache and Carry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of NASA's Mars 2020 rover was taken on July 23, 2019 in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23318:
Mars 2020 Rover on Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars Helicopter
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Members from NASA's Mars Helicopter and Mars 2020 teams stand behind the Mars Helicopter.
PIA23317:
Mars Helicopter Arrives in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a close-up of the head of Mars 2020's remote sensing mast. The mast head contains the SuperCam instrument.
PIA23316:
The Tippy Top of Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Mars 2020 rover undergoes an 'eye' exam after several cameras were installed. The rover carries everything from wide-angle landscape cameras to narrow-angle high-resolution zoom lens cameras.
PIA23315:
A Clean Room With a View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, engineers test cameras on the top of the mast and front chassis of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23314:
Testing Perseverance's Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineer Chris Chatellier stands next to a target board with 1,600 dots, used to calibrate the forward-facing cameras on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23313:
An Eye Chart for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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In the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL, the Mars 2020 rover's 7-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) arm maneuvers its 88-pound (40-kilogram) sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to a stowed configuration.
PIA23212:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Robotic Arm Is On The Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, can be seen working on the exposed belly of the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23312:
In the Belly of the Mars 2020 Beast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called an MMRTG. An MMRTG uses the heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity.
PIA23306:
Mars 2020's MMRTG
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, or MMRTG.
PIA23305:
Power for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at JPL install a sensor-filled turret on the end of the rover's seven-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) robotic arm. The image was taken on July 11, 2019.
PIA23311:
Attaching Mars 2020's Turret
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This image shows preliminary solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) measurements from OCO-3 over western Asia.
PIA23353:
OCO-3's First Solar-Induced Fluorescence Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This image shows preliminary carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from OCO-3 over the United States.
PIA23352:
OCO-3's First CO2 Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23261:
Mars 2020's Hot Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-02 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers install the SuperCam instrument on Mars 2020's rover. This image was taken on June 25, 2019.
PIA23307:
Installing SuperCam on the Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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On June 21, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory install the main robotic arm on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23227:
At Arm's Length
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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In a JPL lab, a replica of NASA InSight's robotic arm presses with its scoop on crushed garnet near a replica of the spacecraft's self-hammering 'mole.'
PIA23276:
Testing How InSight's Arm Will Push on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The self-hammering mole, part of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, was only partially buried in the soil of Mars as of early June 2019, as shown in this illustration.
PIA23274:
Current Position of InSight's Mole (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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Engineers in a Mars-like test area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory try possible strategies to aid the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, using engineering models of the lander, robotic arm and instrument.
PIA23272:
JPL Engineers Test Heat Probe Strategies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers re-install the cover to the remote sensing mast (RSM) head after integration of two Mastcam-Z high-definition cameras that will go on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23266:
NASA's Mars 2020 Gets HD Eyes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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LVS is an integral part of a guidance system called Terrain-Relative Navigation (TRN) that will steer NASA's Mars 2020 rover away from hazardous areas during its final descent to Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA23265:
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft undergoes examination prior to an acoustic test in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23264:
Prepping Mars 2020 for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers prepare the Mars 2020 spacecraft for a thermal vacuum (TVAC) test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23263:
Mars 2020 Spacecraft Gets Cold
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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The completed spacecraft that will carry the Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet, next year hangs suspended by cables inside the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The image was taken on May 9, 2019.
PIA23262:
The Mars 2020 Spacecraft Readies for Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior to a test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23228:
Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, integrate the rover motor controller assembly (RMCA) into the Mars 2020 rover's body.
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Rover Getting Set to Motor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 engineers and technicians prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover's equipment deck.
PIA23193:
Now Mars 2020 Can Phone Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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OCO-3 sits on the large vibration table (known as the 'shaker') in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23211:
Testing OCO-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission prepare spacecraft components for acoustic testing in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23160:
Mars 2020 is Wired for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
SEIS
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of NASA's Mars 2020 project checks connections between the spacecraft's back shell and cruise stage.
PIA23163:
Taking Mars 2020 Integration Head-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-09 CubeSat
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A brief laser flash, seen here at the center of the image, was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats.
PIA23117:
CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-05 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project install the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) into the chassis of NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA23154:
This Is One Mars Rover With MOXIE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-02 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This illustration shows NASA's OCO-3 mounted on the underside of the International Space Station.
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Illustration of OCO-3 on the Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-01 Europa Clipper
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This image shows a full-scale prototype of the high-gain antenna on NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft, undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
PIA22773:
Europa Clipper Antenna Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members from the NASA Mars Helicopter project discuss the sequence of events for the day's flight testing. The image was taken Jan. 18, 2019.
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Prepping for a Mars Helicopter Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter project observe a flight test. The image was taken on Jan. 18, 2019 as the flight model of the Mars Helicopter was tested in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23161:
Monitoring the Mars Helicopter
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