Watch live as the Mars rover is built and tested

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Ever wonder what it takes to build equipment for space?

NASA is giving you a behind-the-scenes look you can watch anytime. 

Scientists are currently building the next Mars Rover and streaming the action live.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a web camera feed that shows where this technological marvel is being assembled and tested.

They call the camera “seeing 20-20” in reference to the launch window, scheduled to begin July 17th 2020.

The camera does not have audio but JPL’s social media team hosts several web chats a week to answer questions.

The rover will be at JPL’s California facility for several months before it ships to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is scheduled to reach Mars on February 18th of 2021. It will begin looking for signs of past life and collecting samples.

Nasa set up a special web page for the camera’s feed and it is also on JPL’s YouTube page

 

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