A new sample return mission concept to Columbia Hills, Mars in the search for life beyond Earth
LifeSpringsMars is a Mars sample return mission concept designed by a multinational consortium of scientists and engineers from Australia, Japan, the United States, New Zealand, and the European Space Agency. The mission is driven by the desire to investigate one of humanity's greatest scientific questions - are we alone in the universe?
This mission is informed by scientific experts in early Earth and Mars geology and designed by engineers with world-leading capabilities for sample return. LifeSpringsMars is humanity’s best chance to find signs of past life on Mars.