Return to Uranus and Neptune
November 20, 2012
For unmanned missions, I would love to see a return to Uranus and Neptune with long-term orbiter projects. A rover built to explore the super cold surface of Pluto would've been neat too, although I don't know how practical the science would be to justify the expense of a project like that. For manned missions, I'd strongly support a permanent moon base and the eventual human mission to Mars. But just getting a newer space shuttle program up and running would be great.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.