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NASA: NASA Announces selection of science instruments for mission to Europa

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NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. NASA received 33 proposals for science instruments to fly onboard a Europa mission, which would conduct repeated close flybys of the small moon during a three-year period.

Participants in the announcement were:
· John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

· Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters

· Curt Niebur, Europa program scientist, NASA Headquarters