78 – The Quest for a Piece of Mars (feat. Chris Herd)
NASA’s Mars2020 Rover is set to launch this summer to kick off an intense series of missions set to bring back a sample from Mars. But retrieving these samples is no small task. The University of Alberta’s Chris Herd, member of the Project Science Group for the mission, joins Jake to discuss Mars samples and all the challenges that go into getting them home.
We talk Sample Science for Mars2020 Perseverance
- Chris named to Project Science Group
- The Mars2020 Website
- NASA Perseverance Rover Twitter
- Mars helicopter named Ingenuity
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