Lockheed Martin To Build Rocket To Retrieve Samples From Mars

NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Space of Littleton, Colorado, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a small, lightweight rocket to launch rock, sediment, and atmospheric samples from the surface of the Red Planet. The award brings NASA a step closer to the first robotic round trip to bring samples safely to Earth through the Mars Sample Return Program.

NASA Selects Lockheed Martin To Build Rocket To Retrieve First Samples From Mars

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