October 17, 2017

10.03.11: A Planetary Exploration Wish List.

An Enceladus Orbiter in our lifetimes? (All graphics courtesy of NASA/JPL).†

What extra cool orbiters or landers would you like to see funded? Earlier this week, the National Research Councilís Space Studies Board unveiled its exhaustive 400 page report that outlines a vision for unmanned space exploration of the solar system from 2013 through 2022. This was presented at the ongoing Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, and as suspected there were big winners, a few potential losers, and a lot of maybes that have to whittle down their budget-busting prices a bit.† [Read more...]