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Watch NASA Engineers Put a Mars Lander’s Legs to the Test

952 952 952 952 952 952 952 Testing of the lander’s full-size foot pads has been going down in a field crammed with 10,000 kilos (4,536 kilograms) of powdery, Mars-like soil. About 16 inches (41 centimeters) in diameter, the flat, spherical footpad attaches to an meeting with almost a half-ton of iron weight plates. Patrick […]