Airbags are fully inflated in this photograph taken at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory or 'Testbed,' where engineers simulated the orientation of the airbags during the deflation process.
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JPL Testbed Image of Inflated Airbags

The airbags are fully inflated in this photograph taken at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory or "Testbed," where engineers simulated the orientation of the airbags during the deflation process. The airbags had to be inflated seconds before landing on Mars' surface and deflated once safely on the ground.

Image details

ID#:
PIA04999

Date added:
2004-01-06

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit

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PIA04999.jpg (0.06 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL