Waspie_Dwarf Posted March 19 #1 Share Posted March 19 (IP: Staff) · Mars Sample Return cost growth threatens other science missions Quote WASHINGTON — NASA’s effort to return samples from Mars is facing increasing costs that is putting pressure not just on other planetary science missions but also a major heliophysics mission. NASA, in its fiscal year 2024 budget proposal, requested $949.3 million for Mars Sample Return (MSR), the program that will send missions to Mars to take samples collected by the Perseverance rover and return them to Earth. MSR is a joint effort with the European Space Agency, with NASA leading work on a lander and ESA an orbiter. Read More: SpaceNews Related stories: 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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