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Mission Press Releases

  • Mars Sample Return: bridging robotic and human exploration
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, July 23, 2008
    Posted on: 7/23/2008 1:16:27 PM PDT

  • Mars Sample Return: the next step in exploring the Red Planet
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, July 2, 2008
    Posted on: 7/2/2008 1:12:19 PM PDT

  • International group plans strategy for Mars sample return mission
    European Space Agency - Thursday, December 20, 2007
    Posted on: 12/20/2007 1:54:48 PM PDT

  • International Group Plans Strategy for Mars Sample Return Mission
    NASA HQ - Monday, December 10, 2007
    Posted on: 12/10/2007 3:46:42 PM PDT

  • Next Phase Reached in ESA Definition of Mars Sample Return Mission
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, April 12, 2006
    Posted on: 4/12/2006 8:38:30 PM PDT

  • EADS Space Defines Mars Sample Return Mission
    EADS SPACE - Friday, April 2, 2004
    Posted on: 4/2/2004 7:49:25 AM PDT

  • ESA's first step towards Mars Sample Return
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, November 12, 2003
    Posted on: 11/12/2003 2:33:22 PM PDT

  • Payload Systems Inc. Awarded SBIR Phase Two Contract for NASA's Mars Sample Return Project
    Payload Systems, Inc. - Thursday, October 23, 2003
    Posted on: 10/23/2003 5:37:33 PM PDT

  • Aerocapture manoeuvre planned for 2007
    European Space Agency - Monday, March 11, 2002
    Posted on: 3/11/2002 8:57:25 AM PDT

  • TRW Awarded NASA Contract to Study Concepts for Mars Ascent Vehicle
    TRW, Inc. - Thursday, July 26, 2001
    Posted on: 7/26/2001 9:16:11 AM PDT

  • SpaceDev Selected to Participate in NASA Mars Sample Return Study - Boeing-led Team Charts Course for Future Mars Exploration
    SpaceDev, Inc. - Monday, April 23, 2001
    Posted on: 4/23/2001 9:07:52 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Meeting: Planning for Potential Mars Returned Sample Science
    NASA HQ - February 15, 2014
    Posted on: 2/16/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT

  • NASA GRC Issues Three Mars Ascent Vehicle Program Phase I Awards
    Glenn Research Center - February 22, 2011
    Posted on: 2/23/2011 4:00:27 AM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: Mars Ascent Vehicle Technologies for Development
    Glenn Research Center - December 1, 2008
    Posted on: 12/1/2008 12:18:36 PM PDT

  • NASA MEPAG: Preliminary Planning for an International Mars Sample Return Mission
    NASA Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) - July 12, 2008
    Posted on: 7/12/2008 10:22:46 AM PDT

  • ROSES-08 Amendment 3: Moving sample analysis proposals from PMDAP to SRLIDAP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 22, 2008
    Posted on: 3/22/2008 1:16:53 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: Phase B Studies Support for Sample Analysis of Mars (SAM)
    Goddard Space Flight Center - October 3, 2005
    Posted on: 10/3/2005 9:18:09 PM PDT

  • Availability for Comment; NASA Draft Test Protocol for Detecting Possible Biohazards in Martian Samples Returned to Earth
    NASA HQ - July 30, 2003
    Posted on: 7/30/2003 7:17:42 AM PDT

  • NASA Invites Public Comments on Draft Test Protocol for Detecting Possible Biohazards in Martian Samples Returned to Earth
    NASA HQ - July 30, 2003
    Posted on: 7/30/2003 7:16:03 AM PDT

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