A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels — otherwise known as the mobility suspension — on the Mars 2020 rover. The imagery for this accelerated time-lapse was taken on June 13, 2019, from a camera above the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 clean room.

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PIT CREW FOR MARS

Mars 2020 Gets Some Wheels

On June 13, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory installed the suspension system and a set of test wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.

The wheels will be replaced with flight models after the rover is shipped to Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The rover is on schedule to launch in summer 2020 and arrive at Mars in February 2021.

EXPLORE / NASA

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