mars sample return

The Current Mars Sample Return Mission isn’t Going to Work. NASA is Going Back to the Drawing Board

Human spaceflight is not the easiest of enterprises. NASA have let us know that their plans for the Mars Sample…

6 days ago

Perseverance Finds its Dream Rock

If there's a Holy Grail on Mars, it's probably a specific type of rock: A rock so important that it…

2 weeks ago

Perseverance is Keeping Track of the Big Picture While it’s Exploring Mars

It’s always a real benefit to have scientists on the ground, able to use the wealth of their experience and…

2 months ago

Grabbing Samples from the Surface of Mars

As if the Mars Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Drone were not exciting enough then the next step in this audacious…

2 months ago

NASA’s JPL Lays Off Hundreds of Workers

In a disheartening turn of events, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced that it's laying off about 8% of its…

2 months ago

Even Tiny Amounts of DNA on Mars Will Be Detectable

The Search for Life is focused on the search for biosignatures. Planetary life leaves a chemical fingerprint on a planet's…

7 months ago

How are Mars Rocks Getting “Shocked” by Meteorite Impacts?

A new NASA study shows how samples obtained by Perseverance could have been shaped by asteroid impacts when Mars was…

1 year ago

Samples Returned From Mars Will be Protected by a Micrometeorite Shield

NASA engineers are developing and testing a shielding system to protect the Mars Sample Return mission from micormeterites and space…

1 year ago

The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Take Two Helicopters to the Red Planet to Help Retrieve Samples

NASA’s upcoming Mars Sample Return mission plan just received a glow-up: it will now carry a pair of twin helicopters,…

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