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Van Kane

Van Kane

Van Kane

Van Kane has followed planetary exploration since he opened his newspaper in 1976 and saw the first photo from the surface of Mars. The challenges of conceiving and designing planetary missions has always fascinated him. He doesn't have any formal tie to NASA or planetary exploration (although he uses data from NASA's Earth science missions in his professional work as an ecologist).

Kane writes a blog about the future of planetary exploration.

Latest Blog Posts

Here's what we know about the 12 proposals for NASA's next New Frontiers mission

August 10, 2017

NASA officials are in the process of selecting the agency’s next planetary science mission from a field of 12 competitors.

How we would explore Uranus or Neptune

July 06, 2017

One fact dominates the planning for any mission to Uranus or Neptune: They lie far from the sun. A newly released NASA report looks at how we can explore these icy giants.

Explorer of Enceladus and Titan

February 01, 2017

For the third time in less than a decade, scientists have proposed a multiple-flyby mission to explore the habitability of Saturn’s ocean moons Titan and Enceladus.

astronaut on Phobos
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