Mars Sample Return Workshop

March 25-27, 1996

Building 245
Space Science Auditorium
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field CA 94035

Preliminary Report

The purpose of this workshop was to reexamine the science issues that will determine how an optimum sample return mission would be carried out in 2005 given the new context that has emerged for Mars exploration since the last such workshop was held (in 1987). The results and summary of discussion that took place at the meeting are contained in this electronic document. The community was invited to participate in the preparation of the final written report by browsing through the agenda and reading the text and viewgraphs provided by workshop participants and submitting comments for that section. Though the July 31, 1996 deadline for submitting comments has passed, those already posted by other readers are still available for viewing.

Constructive comments will be collected by the Mars Science Working Group and incorporated in the final version of the written report, which will be distributed to appropriate NASA Headquarters personnel. When completed, the final report will be posted on the Web, and hard copies will be available for a nominal shipping and handling fee from the Order Department, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113, USA (phone: 281-486-2172; fax: 281-486-2186; e-mail: Workshop attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the document.

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