NASA Plans To Visit The Sun

The name of the mission is Solar Probe+ (pronounced "Solar Probe plus"). It's a heat-resistant spacecraft designed to plunge deep into the sun's atmosphere where it can sample solar wind and magnetism first hand. Launch could happen as early as - (continued here)

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FrozenIce7 years ago
great idea, and for any one going to the sun i sugest takeing sun galsses! LOL
I think this is great. I really think NASA could do so much more, we could have a permanent moonbase, we could be on Mars, if they had the funding.
bumpus (author)  Lithium Rain9 years ago
yeah, so much cool stuff out there in space...
Kiteman bumpus9 years ago
They had the money for a permanent Mars base - they spent it on ISS instead.

Have a look at Robert Zubrin's Mars Direct programme, maybe get Tha Case for Mars out of the library.
Who made that budget decision?!
Not me, that's for sure.

Physically restrains self from bootless rant about NASA's approach to space exploration.
I know, it kills me every time I think about all the wasted money and what NASA could do with it...
Kiteman9 years ago
Wouldn't it be safer to go at night?

...sorry, sorry, I just had to say it.... >chortle<
bumpus (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
haha, I was waiting for that, I'm surprised you beat Goodhart to it!
Kiteman bumpus9 years ago
I have young(er) reflexes...
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