Public Survey for Input to the Planetary Decadal Survey.
January 26, 2002 2:05 PM   Subscribe

Public Survey for Input to the Planetary Decadal Survey. The Planetary Society is seeking input from the public for NASA's planetary research priorities for the next 10 years. The deadline for taking the survey is January 31st.
posted by homunculus (4 comments total)
I don't care what they do as long as it's not limited to ISS and shuttle missions. We need to explore, and low-level Earth orbit ain't it.

Let's get some big-ass rockets fired up, and get busy colonizing the moon. I'm sorely disappointed that we haven't been there in almost thirty years.

I want my flying car, too.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:16 PM on January 26, 2002

I would like to see a better job being done of searching for dangerous asteroids. Apparently there is no Southern Hemisphere search programme. This strikes me as incredibly stupid since we know this is a real danger.
posted by homunculus at 3:04 PM on January 26, 2002

Yes, leaving out nearly half the sky does seem a bit odd, doesn't it?

I tell you, I think one of the best things that could happen to us right now is a Tunguska-sized impact, say, over the North Pole ice pack, or over the Pacific Ocean (but not large enough to be a tsunami threat). Someplace that won't do a lot of damage, but will wake people up and make them realize there's a real threat.

I'm also keen on the Pluto/Charon mission, as the chance to learn anything about the planet's atmosphere decreases with every passing year. And the next chance won't come for about 250 years.
posted by Chanther at 3:53 PM on January 26, 2002

I was surpised that the quiz did not tell me what kind of space explorer I am.
posted by rschram at 5:15 PM on January 26, 2002

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