Mars sample return mission

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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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,…

3 years ago