The MOXIE instrument is lowered into rover in the clean room.

March 21, 2019

Technicians in the clean room are carefully lowering the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. The rover has been inverted so that the interior is more accessible. MOXIE will "breathe in" the CO2-rich atmosphere and "breathe out" a small amount of oxygen, to demonstrate a technology that could be critical for future human missions to Mars. The image was taken in the cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California.




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