A technician in white protective clothing holds the triangular-shaped, silver-colored vault plate over a black box sitting on a work table with lots of tools around it. Another worker in protective clothing holds a video camera to record the moment.

Europa Clipper’s Vault Plate Readied for Installation

A worker holds the vault plate over a black container just prior to installation on NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft on May 3, 2024.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech