1. NASA and ESA Statement of Intent (SOI) to Develop Joint Mars Sample Return Plan

    Artist's conception of the Mars Sample Return mission. Image source: NASA JPL Image credit: None
    Artist's conception of the Mars Sample Return mission. Image source: NASA JPL

    On April 26, 2018 NASA and European Space Agency signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to jointly develop a Mars Sample Return plan to be submitted to their respective authorities by the end of 2019.

    The joint statement of intent is available as a PDF at https://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/announcements/2018-04-26%20NASA-ESA%20SOI%20(Signed).pdf.

    For more information on NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) and to view announcements, visit: https://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/announcements.cfm?expand=hq

    Source: [MEPAG]