NASA selected the organizations who will be carrying out mission design studies for the Mars Sample Return rethink, and the US Space Force selected the first 3 bidders for the National Security Space Launch Program Phase 3 Lane 1.

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NASA Exploring Alternative Mars Sample Return Methods – NASANASA selects seven companies for MSR studies – SpaceNewsT+273: Mars Sample Return – Main Engine Cut OffBlue Origin, SpaceX, ULA win $5.6 billion in Pentagon launch contracts – SpaceNewsT+254: Mars Sample Return, Vulcan, NSSL Phase 3 (with Eric Berger) – Main Engine Cut OffT+255: NSSL Phase 3 Addendum – Main Engine Cut Off

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