New NASA toy successfully landed on Mars.
I hope I’m still kicking when it returns biological fossils in 2031. Better yet to hit underground water and find life still there!
Too long IMO. I would be retrieving samples in 2 years. Other spacecrafts should be ready to go in 17 months. But again what do I know. Their vision is short sighted.
Agree totally. China will be bringing back samples in mere months.
10 year mission. Rove around, take samples from different places, find what looks like best spots.
The equivalent of pulling off the side of a dirt road in the mountains, going a couple feet off the road, getting a sample and coming back.