Russian Space Program Sets It’s Sights On Europa

February 16, 2009

Russia (ChattahBox) – Russia has announced their desire to focus their next space mission on landing on Europa, the small moon orbiting Jupiter, which has long since been considered a possibility for discovering life.

The mission would use an unmanned lander to land on the moon, taking samples, pictures, and looking for evidence that the mass of ice is actually an ocean, a long since theorized possibility.

No funding has been gained for the mission, and so a launch date has not been set. NASA is expected to announce next week whether its next mission to the outer planets will target Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s Titan.


One Response to “Russian Space Program Sets It’s Sights On Europa”

  1. Raquel on February 17th, 2009 11:45 am

    I wonder what they will find when they finally get to go!

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