In the middle of this image taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the long robotic arm of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rises straight up toward the ceiling of the lab where it is being tested.
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Engineers Flex Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools

In this image, the robotic arm for the Mars Science Laboratory undergoes testing in a laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The arm and tools will reach out and test martian rocks and soil. This arm is identical to the flight hardware that will actually be attached to Curiosity.

This image was taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., which manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

Image details

ID#:
PIA12837

Date added:
2010-02-16

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

Instruments:
Robotic Arm (MSL)

Size:
2304 x 3456 pixels (width x height)

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PIA12837.tif (23.92 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA12837.jpg (0.68 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech