Mars Sample Return

Mars Sample Return Mission Mars Sample Return Mission

This artist's concept shows the Mars Sample Return lander and its return capsule. Image credit: NASA
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Mission Summary

Mars Sample Return is a proposed mission to return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth. The mission would use robotic systems and a Mars ascent rocket to collect and send samples of Martian rocks, soils and atmosphere to Earth for detailed chemical and physical analysis.

Acronym: MSR
Type: Lander/Rover
Status: Proposed
Launch Date: To be determined
Target: Mars
Destination: Mars
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