Skip to comments.Ideas Wanted for NASA Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
Posted on 07/17/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
According to the report, the future mission should focus on taking a closer look at the ocean that scientists suspect lies below the surface; characterizing its icy crust and looking for any subsurface liquid water; determining the surface composition and chemistry; examining surface features and identifying landing areas for future missions; and understanding the purpose of its magnetosphere the magnetic field surrounding the celestial body.
NASA officials said the instrument proposals should focus on at least one of these exploration goals. The announcement calls for instruments designed for a spacecraft that will orbit Europa or complete several flybys, since astronomers do not yet have enough data to pinpoint safe landing sites on the icy moon.
One challenge with a mission to Europa is the massive amount of radiation surrounding Jupiter. Any spacecraft and instruments will need to be designed to handle the radiation. Further, a future mission will require extra caution so that anything living on Earth is not introduced into the potentially habitable Europa ocean.
NASA will select about 20 proposals in April 2015. The agency will award $25 million for those selected to further advance the designs of their instruments. The 20 reports will be reviewed, and then NASA officials will select eight winners. NASA will build the winning instruments for flight and send them to Europa.
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Launch Algore to land and melt the ice with his hot 2nd chakra.
I propose we send a large group of Muslims (after all, isn’t that NASA’s new mandate?)
Crew it with high ranking democrats and put HAL 9000 in command.
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A bake sale? Kickstarter?
Diversity. Make sure you have a restroom for Men, Women, Gays, Lesbians, Transgender, etc. That’s the most important thing. Next, use all recycled materials. Oh, if you fail to make it, and everyone is killed because of bad calculations jut be sure you show your work and you can claim success.
Send Nancy Pelosi along so ALGORE can have his manly needs satisfied.
Effects from 30 years ago look so cheesy now.
Imho make the spacecraft large enough to mine the methane.
NASA is talking a big game considering that can’t get a man up to low earth orbit.
47 years ago.... 1967.
Send Al accompanied by Rocket Scientist turned used scam salesman extraordinaire Hairy Reed!
That was 2001, which had much better effects than 2010.
NASA is all about ideas and artistic renderings these days, they have nothing better to do.
Give free tickets to Dimocrats and Rinos.
Let’s see ... Soviet Union sent a dog into space. But that’s anti-Muslim, and our NASA is pro-Muslim.
Who sent a monkey into space? Many countries, including Iran (claimed).
So a monkey into space is good.
I volunteer our very own bo. Muslim and monkey. Two birds with one launch. (Watch out for his bird; he can communicate via hand signs, a good talent for space travel.)