California Legislators Slam ‘Rash’ NASA Cuts to Marquee Mars Mission

Six California lawmakers wrote to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson last week to oppose the agency’s recent cuts to the Mars Sample Return mission, which aims to bring samples collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars to Earth.Read more…

NASA ‘Pauses’ Mars Sample Return to Get a Grip on the Mission

NASA is pulling back from its Mars Sample Return program (MSR) in order to develop a revised way of bringing the Martian rocks back to Earth after its original plan was deemed unrealistic. Read more…

NASA to Rewrite Mars Sample Return Mission So It Can Actually Happen

NASA is considering alternative ways to bring back samples from Mars after its budget and schedule for the sample return mission was deemed unrealistic in a recent report by an independent review board.Read more…

Why Is Mars’ Atmosphere Leaking? A New Mission Seeks Answers

A pair of spacecraft is undergoing final testing before a roughly 230 million mile journey to explore the Red Planet.Read more…