The event is scheduled in the year 2031.
The us space Agency NASA and the European space Agency plan to 2031 for the first time in history to bring to Earth soil samples from Mars, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on Kommentarii.
The fact that NASA intends to gather a soil sample from Mars and transported to Earth, well-you know — talked about this many times. But it will collect soil from the surface of a distant planet and delivered to Earth?
The first part of the plan already published: it is based on Mars Perseverance, which is currently under preparation for launch in July, despite the pandemic. Mars Perseverance will perform soil sampling using a drill and scoop, fill 30 small test tubes with the results of his Martian dives and keep them on Board.
The second spaceship will go to Mars in 2026 and will arrive in 2028. He will land near Mars Perseverance in the crater of Jezero. Then he will deploy a second Rover, which will move to Mars Perseverance, will collect the sample tubes and place them in the Mars ascent vehicle, which also comes with it. This little rocket will launch itself and samples to orbit. By the way, this will be the first launch of the spacecraft from the surface of Mars.
At this point, the third spacecraft, which is expected to be close, sinhroniziruete its orbit with a rocket, pick her up and return her to Earth, where they will carry out a controlled landing in 2031.
We should not forget that it is only a theory. Real spacecraft don’t exist yet and probably won’t for a long time. However, it should be recognized that NASA announced a very ambitious project.