March 09, 2014

Is NASA Going to Europa?

After the White House asked for $15 million in the FY 2015 budget request for Europa mission-related expenses, there's vigorous speculation about whether it's actually going to take off.

Remember that this is going to be either a Flagship class mission costing $4 billion to $5 billion or a Frontier class mission in the $1 billion range.

Here's a WaPo article that surveys the landscape.

Related article about how the sudden cancellation of the Constellation program and Ares I rocket has affected the space coast in Florida and left behind a brand-new, unused $500 million launch tower.





A quite exhaustive article on NASA and its cost constraints.

A collection of articles by Joel Achenbach.


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