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Mars Scout 3
Mars Scout 3 Mission to Mars

Goals: This mission will follow up on the science results gathered by the first two missions in the Mars Scout series -- Phoenix and MAVEN. The mission would be selected from proposals submitted by members of the science community.

Accomplishments: This mission is a concept only.

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This is a mission concept. No launch date has been determined yet.
Fast Facts
Mars Scout 3 Facts Airborne vehicles such as balloons or airplanes could open new horizons for exploration on Mars.

NASA's Mars Exploration Program builds on scientific discoveries from past missions and incorporates the lessons learned from previous mission successes and failures.

An eventual goal might be to use robotic vehicles (above) to collect Martian rock samples and return them to Earth.
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