Mars sample return mission

Europe Will be Building the Transfer Arm for the Mars Sample Return Mission

Now that the Perseverance rover has dropped off ten regolith and rock sample tubes for a future sample return mission…

5 days ago

Perseverance Takes a Selfie to Show off Some of its Samples

One of the main jobs for the Perseverance Mars rover past few weeks has been collecting carefully selected samples of…

6 days ago

Perseverance Places its First Sample on the Surface of Mars. One Day This Will be in the Hands of Scientists on Earth

In the not-too-distant future, a planetary scientist will open up a tube of rocks that came from Mars. Thanks to…

1 month ago

The Future of Mars Exploration Belongs to Helicopters

Even though there's no firm date for a Mars sample return mission, the Perseverance rover is busy collecting rock samples…

3 months ago

A Look Inside One of Perseverance’s Core Holes

Here’s one of the best views you’ll ever see of the insides of a rock on Mars. The hole was…

6 months ago

Perseverance is Searching for the Perfect Landing Spot for the Upcoming Sample Return Mission

NASA’s car-sized Perseverance (Percy) Mars rover has been had at work carrying out its science campaign in Jezero Crater on…

7 months ago

This is Where the Mars Sample Return Mission Could be Landing

NASA's Perseverance Rover is busy exploring Jezero Crater on Mars. Part of its mission is to collect samples for retrieval…

10 months ago

NASA is Already Designing Hardware for a Mars Sample Return Mission

Testing is key to the success of any space mission, and the more complex the mission, the more testing is…

1 year ago

Perseverance is About to Collect the First Sample on Mars That Could Eventually be Returned to Earth

Mission controllers at NASA are making final preparations for the Perseverance rover to obtain its first sample of Martian rock,…

2 years ago