PIA25894: Artist's concept of the Capture, Containment, and Return System
 Target Name:  Mars
 Mission:  Mars Sample Return (MSR) 
 Product Size:  3840 x 2160 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Goddard Space Flight Center
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This artist's concept shows the proposed Capture, Containment, and Return System, a NASA payload on the European Space Agency's Earth Return Orbiter. The payload is tasked with capturing the Orbiting Sample container, orienting it, sterilizing its exterior, and transferring it into a clean zone for secondary containment, toward safe return to Earth.

The Capture, Containment, and Return System is part of the multi-mission Mars Sample Return program being planned by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

For more information, visit: mars.nasa.gov/msr.

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