• NASA wants to send two more missions to Mars to collect rock samples

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    With its Mars 2020 mission, NASA hopes to collect samples from the surface of the planet. The challenge is how to get those samples back to Earth. Now, NASA has revealed its plans for two followup missions to Mars.
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  • Mars 2020 rover now has a rotating array of drill bits for sampling Martian rock

    Mars 2020 rover now has a rotating array of drill bits for sampling Martian rock

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    Most the key components in the Mars 2020 rover are installed and ready to go. The next phase of construction was to install the bit carousel, an important mechanism for the gathering and sorting of samples from the Martian surface.
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