Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Moving Forward - NASA's 2020 Mars Mission

A team of 19 scientists and researchers from universities and research organization has outlined the goals and plans for the 2020 Mars Mission.  The document submitted to NASA consists of 154 pages of details on the mission concept and how the rover will collect samples for analysis, including visual, mineral and chemical tests. 

This mission will further knowledge gained from past Mars missions and prepare for long-term goals outlined by President Obama involving potential human missions to Mars in the 2030s.

Source: NASA.com
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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