Bringing Mars samples to Earth could cost an extra $1 billion, but NASA should totally do it, experts say – Space.com
Holding a pristine piece of Mars
in a lab on Earth is among the most ambitious dreams of planetary scientists, and NASA and its European counterpart want to make the dream a reality.
It’s worthwhile, but it isn’t going to be easy, an independent group of experts
who spent two months poring over the existing plans say in a new report to NASA. That report offers 44 findings and 44 recommendations meant to identify and mitigate weaknesses in current plans and bureaucratic systems related to the mission,…