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Team aims to launch mission to Europa


Posted on Sunday, 22 September, 2013 | Comment icon 7 comments

The team are hoping to become the first to explore Europa. Image Credit: NASA/JPL
A new crowd-researched space project is looking to launch an ambitious manned mission to Europa.
Consisting of what many scientists believe to be a vast liquid water ocean surrounded by an icy shell, Jupiter's icy moon Europa is considered to be the single most promising place in our solar system to look for signs of alien life. The problem is however that so far nobody has attempted to send a probe there to find out, but a talented group of space enthusiasts is aiming to change all that.

The people behind "Objective Europa" have not only announced plans to research and launch their own mission to Europa but to also send an actual human crew along for the ride. The team have made no secret of the fact however that whoever volunteers will not be coming back.

"The starting point of Objective Europa is purely theoretical but will move into more advanced phases including prototyping, technology try-outs, and eventually a crewed launch - if we conclude that such a mission is possible," the team wrote on their website.

Consisting of an international group of researchers, scientists, technicians and even former-NASA personnel, the crowd-researched effort is hoping to become the first to both reach and explore Europa.

"The 600 day flight required to reach Europa is manageable with today’s technology, and the many challenges of such a mission pose a perfect starting point for new research and innovative thinking," the website states.

Source: Objective Europa | Comments (7)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 22 September, 2013, 19:18
Cool. I wish them luck
Comment icon #2 Posted by pallidin on 23 September, 2013, 1:13
I'm no astrophysicist or whatever, but wouldn't first a probe make much more sense than a human suicide mission?
Comment icon #3 Posted by bruce fiction on 23 September, 2013, 5:23
I say go for it who knows what NASA may find
Comment icon #4 Posted by skookum on 23 September, 2013, 7:50
They say it is manageable with today's technology. But how would a human crew survive the massive amount of radiation Jupiter sends out and floods it's moons? Surely they would be dead long before arriving?
Comment icon #5 Posted by ash68 on 23 September, 2013, 8:08
I say hurry up,I want to see this succeed in my lifetime! Give me a shout if you need any help
Comment icon #6 Posted by Dark_Grey on 23 September, 2013, 14:01
...let's successfully complete the MarsOne project before we get carried away here...
Comment icon #7 Posted by highdesert50 on 23 September, 2013, 20:54
Outlandish, yes. But, what an interesting method, to allow many people to become investors in future science while vicariously adventuring to an alien landscape. Could be that imaginative scientific endeavors that pique interests at a global level can begin to build upon our common interests rather than obsessing on our differences. About that colony on Mars ...


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