Mars Ascent Vehicle from Northrop Grumman takes shape for Mars Sample Return mission
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 06/04/2021
Since Mariner 9 entered orbit around Mars on November 14, 1971, NASA has been continuously studying the Red Planet. The Viking landers reached the surface of Mars five years later and began sampling the soil. Since then, numerous landers and rovers with instruments from institutions across Earth have studied and traveled the red terrain in search of answers to many of our questions.