National Academy of Sciences Report "A Science Strategy for

Larry Klaes (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 14:18:35 -0500

From: "Bruce Moomaw" <>
To: "Europa Icepick Group" <> Subject: IT'S HERE!
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 06:02:42 -0800

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The National Academy of Sciences Report "A Science Strategy for the Exploration of Europa" has just arrived -- a month earlier than I thought it would. You can find its entire text at .

I've just started reading it --
but the big news so far is that it officially recommends that Europa exploration be given equal priority with Mars exploration from now on.

I imagine this report will serve as the starting point from now on for all of our own speculations on Europa exploration. From this point on, all our previous analyses are somewhat obsolete. Certainly it will have a very major impact on NASA's planning; these NAS reports always do.

                                                        Bruce Moomaw

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