In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss Mars and the Perseverance rover, its helicopter, a future sample return mission and touches on In-Situ Resource Utilization. This is the sixth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.
Lately we’ve been hearing about a helicopter flying on Mars, but that’s just the beginning of the ambitious Perseverance mission. The rover will be taking samples of the surface to cache for a future sample-return mission, in a quest to better understand potential life on the Red Planet.
To learn more about the mission, we’ll be speaking with Chris Herd, a geologist at the University of Alberta who specializes in studying the geology of Mars from meteorites. He is also participating in the Perseverance mission.
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