NASA Hopes To Retrieve Rock Samples From Mars
A major scientific success of the Apollo mission was retrieving samples from the Moon that were brought back to Earth for study.
Now NASA wants to replicate their success with its Mars 2020 mission, which aims to collect samples from Mars next year.
If the mission is successful, this would be the first time that a sample has been collected from another planet.
“Apollo 11 demonstrated the immense value of returning samples from other worlds for analysis here on Earth".