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Someone Wants to Bring Back a Piece of Venus’ Atmosphere, And Some Cloud
Someone Wants to Bring Back a Piece of Venus’ Atmosphere, And Some Cloud

3 Oct 2022, 06:15 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / One of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grants awarded earlier this year targets a mission to sample Venus' atmosphere

 
This Painting-Like Region of Mars Is a Candidate for Sample Return Landing Spot
This Painting-Like Region of Mars Is a Candidate for Sample Return Landing Spot

31 Jul 2022, 02:18 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Location west of the Jezero Crater is a perfect target for NASA's Sample Return mission, filled with colors and textures that point to a rich area

 
Perseverance Promoted to Sample Return Rover, NASA to Send More Helicopters to Mars
Perseverance Promoted to Sample Return Rover, NASA to Send More Helicopters to Mars

28 Jul 2022, 13:06 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA ditched the Sample Fetch Rover from its Sample Return missions, existing Perseverance to carry samples to their launch site on Mars

 
Japan Finds Traces of Organic Matter on an Asteroid, The Building Blocks of Life on Earth
Japan Finds Traces of Organic Matter on an Asteroid, The Building Blocks of Life on Earth

14 Jun 2022, 09:29 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Japanese Space Agency publishes the first results of its research on asteroid Ryugu samples, initial details paint an incredible picture

 
Colorful Collection of Martian Rocks Has Humans Dreaming of Snatching Some Samples
Colorful Collection of Martian Rocks Has Humans Dreaming of Snatching Some Samples

19 Dec 2021, 09:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / HiRISE image captured from the orbit of Mars shows floor of the Coprates Chasma, a large canyon included in the Valles Marineris

 
This Is How Many Robots We Need to Steal a Rock From Mars
This Is How Many Robots We Need to Steal a Rock From Mars

20 Oct 2021, 09:55 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / This decade, NASA and ESA will launch the Mars Sample return mission which will bring a sizeable number of new machines to the surface of the planet

 
Mars Sample Return Lander Aerohell to Be Able to Withstand 5,000 Degrees Heat
Mars Sample Return Lander Aerohell to Be Able to Withstand 5,000 Degrees Heat

25 Jun 2021, 09:07 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Lockheed Martin was selected by NASA to develop the heat shield and backshell for the Mars Sample Return Lander set to launch in the near future

 
Piece of Asteroid Heading for Earth in a Spacecraft, Because They Do That Now
Piece of Asteroid Heading for Earth in a Spacecraft, Because They Do That Now

11 May 2021, 09:01 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has begun its 1.4 billion mile (2.25 billion km) journey home, to arrive in 2023 with a piece of asteroid Bennu

 
Northrop Grumman to Make MAPS for Mars Sample Return Mission
Northrop Grumman to Make MAPS for Mars Sample Return Mission

8 Mar 2021, 15:33 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Northrop Grumman was selected by NASA to make the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) for the Mars Sample Return mission's Ascent Vehicle

 
NASA Spacecraft Ready to Head Back to Earth with a Piece of an Asteroid
NASA Spacecraft Ready to Head Back to Earth with a Piece of an Asteroid

31 Oct 2020, 10:00 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA stowes the sample from asteroid Bennu inside the OSIRIS spacecraft, ready to begin the trip home as soon as the window opens in March 2021

 
Mars Rover Gets Tools Needed to Collect Samples and Return Them to Earth
Mars Rover Gets Tools Needed to Collect Samples and Return Them to Earth

20 Aug 2019, 15:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA plans to use the new Mars rover to collect samples of the Red Planet and send them back to Earth by the end of the next decade

 
NASA Finds Traces of Water on Asteroid Bennu
NASA Finds Traces of Water on Asteroid Bennu

11 Dec 2018, 08:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA believes Bennu, a carbonaceous primitive B-type asteroid, had some time in the past been part of a much larger body capable of holding liquid water