Volume 91 Issue 28 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 15, 2013

Plans For Next Mars Rover Unveiled

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Curiosity, Mars, rover, NASA, life

NASA’s next Mars rover, planned for 2020, should look like the current rover Curiosity but would be equipped with new tools to look for chemical and geological signs of life and to store samples for potential return to Earth, scientists say in a new report to the space agency. By basing the next rover on Curiosity’s design and architecture, NASA would save money and have a vehicle that mission controllers . . .

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