Collecting samples from Mars and bringing them back to Earth is a historic undertaking that starts with the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The rover will collect samples and leave them ready for a future mission to retrieve and return to Earth. That future mission involves the collaboration of NASA with the European Space Agency. Visit some of the labs at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where prototypes and engineering models involved in the Mars Sample Return campaign are being tested.
For more information, visit mars.nasa.gov.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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