NASA, ESA Planning Mission To Return Mars Samples To Earth

Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Buoyed by the recent discovery that complex organic materials exist on Mars and a blueprint for how to find them (AW&ST June 18-July 1, p. 52), NASA is becoming more confident that a long-sought mission to return samples to Earth is technically and scientifically possible within a cost-capped budget...

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