Mars Sample Return

A Mars sample return mission would be a spaceflight mission to collect rock and dust samples from Mars and to return them to Earth. Sample return would be a very powerful type of exploration, because analysis is freed from the time, budget, and space constraints of spacecraft sensors. Any of Earth's laboratories could study a sample.

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Tianwen-3: China’s Mars sample return mission, to be launched in 2028

NASA and ESA's Mars Sample Return campaign will include two Martian helicopters

This Week @NASA: Mars Sample Return, Benefits of Space Station Research and Development

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

Mars Sample Return Mission: NASA Will Astonish the World

Mars sample return mission adds 2 helicopters, scraps 'fetch' rover

NASA has finished the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program. With planned launch dates for the Earth Return Orbiter and Sample Retrieval Lander in fall 2027 and summer 2028, the samples are expected to arrive on Earth in 2033.

Mars sample return details coming next week, NASA and European Space Agency promise

NASA, ESA to Discuss Mars Sample Return Mission

A helping hand for the Mars sample return mission

This Week @NASA: Webb’s New Look at the Cosmos, Scouting Landing Sites for Mars Sample Return

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Scouts Mars Sample Return Campaign Landing Sites

Perseverance rover scouts for Mars Sample Return mission landing sites

A Mars sample return race

Mars sample return: Could Red Planet life contaminate Earth?

NASA wants your input on its Mars sample return project

NASA Invites Comment on Initial Plans for Mars Sample Return Program

NASA Invites Comment on Initial Plans for Mars Sample Return Program

This is Where the Mars Sample Return Mission Could be Landing

NASA to delay Mars Sample Return, switch to dual-lander approach