This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
National Air and Space Museum
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
NASA?s Mars Exploration Rover <I>Spirit</I> took this panoramic mosaic of the phenomenon known as Columbia Hills on May 7, 2004. Rover controllers and scientists believed the hills were an older unit of rock and might provide insight into the past environment of Gustev Crater, which may house frozen water. As a result, the spacecraft spent the next few weeks traveling to the highest peak visible in this image of the hills.