The New Mars Rover – further reading

Following on from Gary Auker’s great talk about the next generation of robotic explorers, here are two links regarding two future rover missions to Mars:

NASA to send Curiosity rover to Mars in late 2011Curiosity – NASA’s next mission to Mars – will be launched between November 25 and December 18, 2011, the space agency has announced.

Carefully Choreographed NASA/ESA Mission Could Return Martian Soil Samples to EarthA joint NASA/ESA mission of two rovers and a sample return vehicle could set off for Mars in 2018.

Also, here is a copy of video Gary showed at the end of the meeting (including that amazing landing sequence:


Posted on 24 May, 2010, in Popular Science, Space exploration and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The New Mars Rover – further reading.

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