NASA, the United States’ space agency, is currently preparing to bring samples from Mars to Earth. NASA plans to launch a rocket to bring samples of Martian rocks to Earth in 2028. NASA’s spacecraft will carry a small rocket that will return samples from Mars to Earth after collecting them. The distance between Mars and Earth will be 40 million miles. This will be the first time a rocket has been launched from a planet other than Earth.
This rocket will return to Earth the samples collected by NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars. On Tuesday, NASA released a video detailing the entire process. NASA and the European Space Agency collaborated on the entire project to bring samples back from Mars. The European Space Agency is not planning to build a small rover to collect and return samples.
Jezero crater samples are being collected by a rover.
This will be the first robotic voyage of its kind, with samples being returned to Earth safely. This step by NASA will pave the way for humans to land on Mars in the year 2030. NASA has developed the Mars Ascent Vehicle, which cost $ 194 million to develop. This light-weight launcher will launch as a lander from the Martian surface, then connect to the orbiting spacecraft in Martian orbit.
After this the spaceship will go on a very long journey to the earth. NASA believes that sending humans to Mars and safely returning them will be a significant achievement. The NASA Perseverance rover is collecting samples from Jezero Crater on Mars right now. All of the samples are placed in titanium tubes. These samples will be placed in a new rover named Fetch, which will land in the year 2028.