Lockheed Martin bags contract to bring back Mars samples to Earth

Published: Feb 10, 2022, 08:30 PM(IST) WION Video Team
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.
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