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NASA's New Rover Gets Shiny New Set Of Wheels And Legs

Friday 21/June/2019 - 11:20 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
The Mars 2020 rover is almost ready for launch. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California، NASA engineers installed the future explorer's mobility suspension، as the Technical Times said.

A photo recently released by the space agency on Friday، June 21، showed the next Mars rover receiving its starboard legs and wheels.

"Now that's a Mars rover،" stated David Gruel، the assembly، test، and launch operations manager for Mars 2020 at JPL. "With the suspension on، not only does it look like a rover، but we have almost all our big-ticket items for integration in our rearview mirror — if our rover had one."

NASA will install the Mars 2020 rover's robotic arm in the next couple of weeks.

Mars 2020 Rover Receives Legs And Wheels
According to NASA، the legs (the black tubing above the wheels in the photo) are made of titanium. They were manufactured with the same techniques used in high-end bicycles.

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