This animated GIF shows a test of the mortar system that will be used on Feb. 18, 2021, to deploy the parachute for NASAs Perseverance rover.

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This animated GIF shows a test of the mortar system that will be used on Feb. 18, 2021, to deploy the parachute for NASA's Perseverance rover. The test took place in November 2019 at a facility in central Washington.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

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