posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 08:22 AM
Debbie Downer's brother Doug dropping in to threadsh&t and say: I am pessimistic that given the NASA and ESA budgetary constraints we are going to
see many of this not yet out the door except in a delayed or altered form.
But having said that, keeping a hopeful heart: ... orbiters to Europa & Ganymede) 2020
. By 2030 if they think
they have sensed what could be whales-sized beasts or huge schools of "fish" under the ice everything changes of course ...but if not the current
plan would be to then send an orbiter to Titan in the 2030's. No landers ....
I wish there were unlimited budgets and that there was huge political and popular support for space exploration -- but that is not where we are at
... and that is my crappy way of saying : Great topic! Great responses! (not being sarcastic).