Latest Mars Sample Return Mission Stories
This spherical container has been engineered to house the most scientifically valuable cargo imaginable: samples brought back from the Red Planet.
NASA made news headlines around the globe and restored the public's interest in the U.S. space program, but the pressure is on to succeed in future planned missions to the Red Planet.
Amidst growing costs and the increasing complexity of missions, NASA and ESA are making concrete overtures of cooperation at a space summit in the UK.
A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
The first robotic mission to return samples to Earth from Mars took a further step toward realization with the recent publication of a mission design report by the iMARS Working Group.
Scientists working with the European Science Foundation (ESF) are putting the finishing touches to an ambitious programme of research for the exploration of the Moon and Mars. They expect to publish their proposals in May.
A Mars Sample Return mission. Hinners pointed out that, like Viking, Mars Sample Return will prove to be extremely difficult but immeasurably rewarding.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.