View Full Version : Bringing Back a Piece of Mars

2005-Sep-23, 06:37 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency is planning a mission to study the surface of Mars by picking up material from the surface and returning it to the Earth. The Mars Sample Return mission will consist of two parts: the return capsule will launch in 2011 and go into orbit around Mars; the lander and ascent module will launch two years later and land on the planet to collect a sample from a depth of 2 metres. It will then launch into Mars' orbit, link up with the return capsule, and bring the sample back to the Earth.

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