White House Approved NASA’s Europa Mission

February 3, 2015 8:50 PM

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President Obama’s recently published budget proposal has $18.5 billion earmarked for NASA with some of that money set aside for a robotic visit to Jupiter’s moon of Europa. The number Obama is looking for is a $500 million increase over NASA’s 2015 budget. While a return to the moon and a voyage to Mars remain the headline grabbers among NASA’s long-term goals, many are excited about the trip to Europa and the search for extraterrestrial life.

“Looking to the future, we’re planning a mission to explore Jupiter’s fascinating moon Europa,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said at a news conference on Monday.

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