NASA Selects First Mars Scout Concepts for Further Study NASA

NASA has selected 10 mission ideas for the exploration of Mars that are to be studied for a possible launch to the red planet in 2007, the agency said Wednesday. Potential missions would return samples of Mars’ dust and gas to Earth, employ a fleet of gliders to explore a Martian canyon, position small satellites to analyze the planet’s atmosphere and weather, and rely on a surface rover to determine the age of rocks and soils.