NASA plans to send two landers to collect Mars rocks

NASA plans to send two landers to collect Mars rocks

Updated on March 30, 2022 16:14 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Mark the beginning

The new chapter of exploration on the Red Planet has been 13 months since perseverance landed on Mars. Mini –Cooper sized rover made history racking up an impressive list of firsts, and that perseverance was the first mission to fly a helicopter on another planet successfully.


To extract oxygen from the Red planet's carbon dioxide atmosphere perseverance could eventually be a way to provide astronauts with oxygen on Mars. The rover successfully collected and stored rock and soil samples that became the first Martian rocks to return to earth for study.

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Sample mission

Perseverance sample return mission is exciting as humanity never directly extracted rock samples from Mars and repurchased them to earth.NASA announced on Tuesday that Earthlings would wait a little longer for this sample return mission to happen.

Second lander

For the sample-return mission, scientists were planning to commence in 2026 and be in the hands of 2031. They need more time for the development of the second lander. The development of a second lander move to 2028 launches to date and samples of 2033 sample return date is consistent with Mars Sample Return Independent Review Boards finding dual lander to improve the probability of mission success.

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Peculiar topography

It is a fan-shaped delta on the crater floor nearly 130 feet below the surface. Delta is full of angled surfaces, sand-filled pockets, and projecting boulders.The rover is on a three-mile journey to one of the most exciting destinations, that river delta on the rim that scientists believe has once been home to microbial life, and the study of soil could yield definitive proof of life on Mars.

Transformation of mindset

That is simply amazing in such a short period, one of the most historical in the air and space exploration annals. The Jezero river delta campaign is the biggest challenge the Ingenuity team leads at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

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