July 02, 2003

Where No Man Has Gone Before
Well, they're one year off the mark that Arthur C. Clarke set in his Space Odyssey sequel, but NASA is pressing ahead with their plan to develop a nuclear-powered space vehicle to search for the possibilities of life on Jupiter's icy moons. If the unmanned craft leaves on schedule in the year 2011, given projected technology, it will still take 7 years to get there, but the scientific benefits of simply building the thing are off the charts.

Submitted for your nerd-gasmic pleasure.
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