NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
This video highlights the following tests:
Spin test Shake test
Mobility deployment test
Rover’s first unassisted stand
Thermal vacuum test
Sample caching test
The launch period for the Perseverance rover opens July 17, 2020. It will land on Mars February 18, 2021.
For more information on Mars 2020, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020.
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