Illustration of Launching Samples Home from Mars
January 11, 2005
One crucial step in a Mars sample return mission would be to launch the collected sample away from the surface of Mars. This artist's concept depicts a Mars ascent vehicle for starting a sample of Mars rocks on their trip to Earth.
Topics: Environment, Mars Sample Return Mission, Mars, Space exploration, artist, NASA Design Reference Mission 3.0, Sample return mission, Exploration of Mars