As it develops an “extensible” program of human and robotic missions aimed at landing humans on Mars in 20 years, NASA is likely to include an in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) experiment on the nuclear-powered robotic rover it plans to send to the Red Planet in 2020. Jason Crusan, director of the Advanced Exploration Systems Division at agency headquarters, said April 29 that the instruments selected for the next rover – essentially a reprise of the Curiosity rover now ...


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