NASA to bring Mars rock samples to Earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth for scientists for study. NASA in a statement said “The agency established the MSR Independent Review Board (IRB) to evaluate its early concepts for a groundbreaking, international partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) to return the first samples from another planet.”

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover was launched in July this year and its on way to Mars. The Perseverance rover will gather samples from Martian rocks and soil using its drill. The Perseverance Rover to first collect and deliver them to a NASA-provided Mars Ascent Vehicle, which then would launch the samples into orbit around Mars. The ESA-provided Earth Return Orbiter would then take the rocks in a highly secure containment capsule for return to Earth in the 2030s.

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