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With the successful launch of Mars2020 from Cape Canaveral today the first stage in a long and complex sample return plan is finally underway. Mars Sample Return has been envisaged for many decades but it is only since around 2008 that a feasible architecture has been developed. Mars Sample Return has the ultimate aim of […]
Mars Science Laboratory is entering a new extended mission phase and about to start addressing a key part of the MSL original scientific aims. Gale Crater was chosen as a landing site for the Curiosity Rover because it has preserved a unique record of the transition from ‘Warm and Wet’ in Ancient Mars about […]