• January 25, 2016
Van Kane explains how the key development for NASA’s mission to Europa will be an agreement on how the agency plans to accommodate the monetary bulge that will come from funding the mission.
• January 05, 2016
While there’s at least eight years until it launches, this has been a pivotal year for developing NASA’s Europa mission.
• December 23, 2015
Van Kane details the potential repercussions of the launch delay of InSight Mars lander on the rest of NASA's Discovery mission program.
• October 28, 2015
Last year, NASA’s managers invited the European Space Agency to propose a small spacecraft to explore the Jovian system. Van Kane describes the recently-posted results of ESA's concept studies for two possible missions.
• October 09, 2015
Van Kane rounds up the missions selected to move onto the next round in NASA's Discovery proposal process.
• September 17, 2015
Three recently proposed low-cost space missions all aim to answer the same question: Where did Earth's abundant water come from?
• September 08, 2015
The IceBreaker mission, proposed to NASA's Discovery program for low-cost missions, would seek out life on the northern plains of Mars.
• August 25, 2015
NASA's Outer Planet Analysis Group is currently meeting to hear the agency's current plans and to provide the feedback of the scientific community on those plans.
• August 10, 2015
Van Kane presents one of the three missions from the latest round of NASA Discovery proposals with the goal of exploring Mars' moons.
• August 05, 2015
The second in a series of meetings to select the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover is in progress. Van Kane gives us an update.
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