"A combination of continuing space shuttle fever after the release of 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery and excitement over Ingenuity's flight led me to track down this older set and I'm glad I did.
There's a lot to the set, to the extent that it almost feels like two separate complete sets representing two distinct Mars missions--a manned orbital mission in a space shuttle with a little payload, and an unmanned surface mission with a rover, a helicopter, and a piece of Martian terrain. Both of the "sub-sets" are very satisfying, with a surprisingly substantial rover and a shuttle that feels like a close relative of the LEGO space shuttles I grew up on in the early nineties (it loses the manipulator arm those shuttles had, but gains seating for a second astronaut and that feels like a fair trade). I found myself naming the components as I built: the Inspiration helicopter, the Materials Ascent and Return Container (MARC) container drone, the Creativity rover, and the Intrepid space shuttle.
The one significant issue I ran into with the set is that the "white" paint on the shuttle canopy isn't even remotely a match for the white plastic--it's actually closer to matching the medium slate gray. I'm also a little disappointed that the rover has no intentional-looking way to transport the container drone other than just carrying it with the claw, which I'd imagine would make gathering samples tricky. Both of those are fairly minor annoyances, though, and I'm overall very pleased."