NASA Plans To Bring Back Mars Rock Sample

In its search for signs of ancient life, the Perseverance rover, which touched down on Mars in February 2021, has so far gathered 11 sample

But returning them to Earth for in-depth lab analysis is proving to be a very challenging task. Up until now,

NASA had intended to send another rover to Mars in order to collect the samples from Perseverance and transfer

them to the Mars Ascent Vehicle, a robotic lander that is outfitted with its own rocket.