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Wednesday (morning)

Wednesday part 1 (afternoon)

Wednesday part 2 (afternoon)


Thursday part 1 (morning)

Thursday part 2 (morning)

Thursday (afternoon)




Mentimeter Results  


Video Recordings will be available in the coming week

The scientific exploration of Mars and the search for extra-terrestrial life have advanced to the point that the return of samples from Mars is more important than ever to enable the next big discoveries in Mars exploration. Capitalising on major engineering progress in recent years by the world’s space agencies and industries, we are technically ready to start the development of the flight missions associated with retrieving the samples. In parallel, planning for the potential receipt and evaluation of the samples has started, and should accelerate, as well as for the processes associated with making the samples available to the world’s science community. Given the nature and scope of the Mars Sample Return campaign, we expect that engaging the public early and keeping them involved throughout will be a particularly important component of this effort. We have the opportunity and the motivation to make the Mars Sample Return campaign an international endeavour and a reality for all humankind.