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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

Planetary CubeSats Begin to Come of Age

Posted 2015/02/17 05:41 CST | 3 comments

Van Kane rounds up some recent planetary mission concepts based on CubeSat technology.

2016 Budget: Great Policy Document and Much Better Budget Plan

Posted 2015/02/05 07:25 CST | 12 comments

Van Kane gives a summary of the 53-page proposed Fiscal Year 2016 NASA Planetary Science budget.

JUICE at Europa

Posted 2015/01/13 02:03 CST | 7 comments

Europe's JUICE spacecraft will provide us with a detailed regional study of this icy moon of Jupiter.

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