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NASA's plan to bring Mars samples to Earth undergoes revision due to budget cuts

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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• NASA's plan to retrieve samples from Mars and bring them back to Earth is currently on hold due to the need for a faster and cheaper method. • The project has been on NASA's agenda for years, but the costs have escalated, with an estimated total cost of $8 billion to $11 billion and an arrival date of 2040. • Administrator Bill Nelson said the cost and timeline are unacceptable and is seeking alternative options to revamp the project. NASA’s plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth...

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