Mars Sample Return and Red Dragon: A new plan

This is a great plan by former NASA Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld… put a communication satellite in Mars orbit, plus a ground penetrating radar and high resolution imager.  Then send a SpaceX Red Dragon to land on Mars and pick up Mars 2020 cached samples… makes sense to me!

 

Author: DrBill

Bill Farrand has worked extensively in terrestrial and planetary remote sensing. Bill is an expert in the fields of hyper- and multispectral remote sensing. Bill is a participating scientist on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission. Bill has also worked with a number of terrestrial airborne and orbital sensors including AVIRIS, ASTER, Landsat, Hyperion, and WorldView-2 and 3.

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