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