Home » News & Blogs » Report: NASA Needs to Get Moving on Its Plan to Snatch Some Mars Dust
Bookmark and Share
io9 Space

Report: NASA Needs to Get Moving on Its Plan to Snatch Some Mars Dust

7 Aug 2018, 17:05 UTC
Report: NASA Needs to Get Moving on Its Plan to Snatch Some Mars Dust NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA doesn’t just randomly decide what telescopes and satellites to shoot into space and what planet to study next. Instead, a committee of outside scientists drafts a set of goals and recommendations in what’s called a decadal survey. And though it notes some financial setbacks, a midterm review of the last decadal survey report says NASA has done a pretty good job hitting the goals set by the 2013-2022 Planetary Science survey. But there’s work left to do, especially when it comes to bringing a sample of Martian dust to Earth.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod