Skip to comments.NASA Seeks Ideas for Mission to Europa
Posted on 05/05/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to science and engineering communities for ideas for a mission to the enigmatic moon. Any ideas need to address fundamental questions about the subsurface ocean and the search for life beyond Earth.
This is an opportunity to hear from those creative teams that have ideas on how we can achieve the most science at minimum cost, said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, in a press release.
The RFIs focus is for concepts for a mission that costs less than $1 billion.
Europa is one of the most interesting sites in our solar system in the search for life beyond Earth, said Grunsfield. The drive to explore Europa has stimulated not only scientific interest but also the ingenuity of engineers and scientists with innovative concepts.
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1) Obama, Moochelle, Pelosi, Harry Reid and Ed Schultz need to have one-way tickets on it.
Make the crew the entire Muslim Outreach Staff.
How about if we find a way to get our guys & gals on and off the space station first?
- STop the Muslime Outreach nonsense
- Stop the Global Warming Nonsense
- Stop sending probes and rovers to Mars. It’s a boring rusted rock. There’s nothing more to learn. Enough already.
With the money saved from above, you could have a real Europa Mission,
I thought all of these worlds were ours *except* Europa.
They are meddling with powers they cannot possibly comprehend.
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS’ EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.
Don’t forget Jane Fonda.
building our own domestic rocket motors first,
actually being able to get people up and down to the iss w/out being blackmailed for $100 million per person by the russians,
stopping the muslim outreach crap,
and actually do something with astronauts besides advertise Tang and talk in public school webinars.
I guess it’s much more fun to sit around and think of what you could do, versus actually working on launch capability.
It’s ok, Putin will keep selling you rides, right?
Nasa needs to rename Europa to Africana or Islama.
It is kind of racist to name the most interesting water filled moon in the solar system after some whitey continent.
Get a big rocket ship see? A real big one see ‘n’ fill it up with lots and lots of gunpowder see? And then put Harry Reid ‘n’ Hillary Clinton ‘n Barack Obama in there ‘n ‘point it at space ‘n’ then light the fuse and run like hell!!
Analyze the dust.
See the movie “Europa Report”.
You would think that would be a priority.
There are planes and ships going there every day. I hear Germany is nice this time of year.
Umm...well if she still looks like that maybe she can stay, but only if her mouth is sewn shut and she resides naked in my bed. Yes yes, then I do believe it would be wise for her to stay on earth.
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