NASA Mulls Mars Technology ‘Pathfinder’ Landing Mission

Credit: SpaceX first stage reigniting for supersonic retropropulsion: NASA/Scifli Team/Applied Physics Laboratory Images
JERUSALEM — Mission planners at NASA headquarters and its field centers are weighing a robotic Mars-landing mission as early as 2026 to flight test critical technologies with subscale components in preparation for a human landing at least a decade later. The work, disclosed at the International...

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