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(Space.com)   Sad that Cassini's mission is over? There are plenty of upcoming missions to get excited about   ( space.com) divider line
    More: Cool, mission, Mars, Jupiter, Red Planet, Solar System, Martian surface, ExoMars rover mission, Earth  
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2017-10-02 02:11:27 PM  
Mission to Mars...I hope it's not as bad as that last shiatfest.
 
2017-10-02 04:18:26 PM  
Oh, good! What are we going to incinerate next?!?!?!!?!!!?
 
2017-10-02 04:19:35 PM  
No love for the James Webb Space Telescope?
 
2017-10-02 05:09:26 PM  
The X prize... where the prize doesn't even cover half the trip to the moon.
 
2017-10-02 05:11:04 PM  
Hack Patooey

No love for the James Webb Space Telescope?

More like the Just Wait Space Telescope, donchathink?

Hope it works, but it's pretty much unserviceable if it doesn't.
 
2017-10-02 05:18:26 PM  

Hack Patooey: No love for the James Webb Space Telescope?


The James When will it launch(?) Space Telescope.
 
2017-10-02 05:49:03 PM  

Larva Lump: Hope it works, but it's pretty much unserviceable if it doesn't.


Flown by Captain Obvious.
 
2017-10-02 06:23:44 PM  

theresnothinglft: The X prize... where the prize doesn't even cover half the trip to the moon.


Profit is not the motive though. The point of the X prize is to Spur innovation, and get people working on the problem.

I am sure the series Contender team have each brought in a lot of private funds in order to even have the possibility of success. In other words, the X prize is away the spur people outside of the establishment to work on these problems and drum up some funding.

I don't think most of the people involved are doing it with dollar signs in their eyes. The prize is just an excuse.
 
2017-10-02 08:22:03 PM  
Bummer: the only time the planets Uranus and Neptune were mentioned in the article were about Voyager having passed them 30+ years ago.

really really really want to see an orbiter reach one of these two before I die.  Not looking super likely, and I'm only 33.  It's an entire class of planets, and we've got like 3 pictures of them.

But it looks like we're stuck with this Neptune:
spaceplace.nasa.govView Full Size


Plus, Triton seems really interesting.
 
2017-10-02 08:29:38 PM  
Cassini Royale with Cheese
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2017-10-02 08:42:50 PM  

colonel0sanders: Bummer: the only time the planets Uranus and Neptune were mentioned in the article were about Voyager having passed them 30+ years ago.

I really really really want to see an orbiter reach one of these two before I die.  Not looking super likely, and I'm only 33.  It's an entire class of planets, and we've got like 3 pictures of them.

But it looks like we're stuck with this Neptune:
[spaceplace.nasa.gov image 450x320]

Plus, Triton seems really interesting.


If somehow I ever get Bill Gates Rich(tm) I'm going to JPL.  Give me a probe that can be launched on a Falcon 9, make it to an ice giant planet, get into orbit and do some sciencing.

Then build 2
 
2017-10-03 02:02:00 AM  
Let's hope that NASA and JPL's budgets aren't further farked with.

I'm looking at YOU, asshole Congress.
 
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