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Painting Cars for Mars


Mars paint

JPL mechanical technician Eduardo (Eddie) Castro uses a paint meter to measure the paint thickness on the Mars 2020 rover chassis. The reading on the meter indicates a thickness of 5.4 thousandths of an inch. The paint team wanted to achieve between four and six thousandths of an inch of paint after the application of three coats.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

When John Campanella's friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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