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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

Explorer of Enceladus and Titan

Posted 2017/02/01 09:05 CST | 6 comments

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.

Lucy and Psyche Asteroid Missions

Posted 2017/01/09 10:49 CST | 9 comments

Last week, NASA selected its thirteenth and fourteenth missions in its low cost Discovery program.

Countdown to the Next NASA Discovery Mission Selection

Posted 2016/12/08 11:48 CST | 8 comments

If NASA’s managers hold to their schedule, we will learn sometime this month what NASA’s next planetary mission will be.

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