New York Times - NASA’s Next Horizon in Space
The New York Times recently asked people what they thought NASA should do after New Horizons accomplished its mission. Here are some of the answers they received according to Micheal Roston,
From left: Europa, the moon of Jupiter; Titan, the moon of Saturn; a composite image of
the Valles Marineris across Mars; a mosaic of Venus’s surface. Credit NASA
We asked a few experts and Times readers what NASA’s exploratory priority should be in the years ahead. More than 1,600 readers shared their imaginative ideas. Some responses were serious and technical. Others were more whimsical, like that of Carter Read of Brooklyn, who proposed that we “send a record player bumping the sounds of Chuck Berry’s ‘golden decade’ into deep space,” because “he’s the best communicator the human race has.” (Mr. Berry already has one song in space, aboard the Voyager spacecraft.)
Below are some of the best responses, starting with the most popular. Perhaps NASA — and the members of Congress who appropriate its budget — will listen up.
I’m curious as to what you guys think.