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NASA, partner Establishes new research group for the Mars Sample Return Program - Parabolic Arc

NASA, partner Establishes new research group for the Mars Sample Return Program – Parabolic Arc

Lockheed Martin will lead the development of the Mars Ascent Vehicle (pictured), the cruise stage of the Mars Sample Retrieval Lander and the Earth Entry System that will help return the first ever Mars rock samples to Earth. (Credit: NASA) Sixteen researchers from the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan have been selected to help …

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Japan's upcoming mission will use a vacuum to get its sample from Phobos

Japan’s upcoming mission will use a vacuum to get its sample from Phobos

JAXA, the Japanese agency for the exploration of aerospace, is creating a niche for itself in return missions. Their Hayabusa mission was the first mission to test an asteroid when it brought dust from the asteroid Itokawa to Earth in 2010. Since its successor, Hayabusa 2took back a sample from the asteroid Ryugu 2020. Now …

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