Author(s): Bruce Jakosky
Co-Author(s): Richard W. Zurek, Jan Amend, Michael H. Carr, Daniel J. McCleese, John F. Mustard, Kenneth Nealson, Roger Summons
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Institution: University of Colorado
Update: Discussion of the scientific rationale for Mars sample return as the next step in understanding solar-system exploration and Mars astrobiology. Sample return is discussed in the context of a Mars exploration program and the fiscal reality of the Mars program.