Saturday, October 25, 2008

Europe delays its ExoMars mission

The ExoMars rover, which will search for signs of life on the Red Planet, will not now launch until 2016 because of the high cost of the project.

I remember the good old days when we assumed human astronauts would venture to Mars in 2015 or 2020.


Anonymous said...

Fucking ridiculous. Excuse the language but I am disgusted by all formal space agencies.

I think it says more about what is actually on Mars than anything about bureaucracy. Or maybe it says both. I for one am tired of being spoon fed. You know damn well that the upper echelon of scientists have data they are sitting on.


Mac said...

You mean you're not waiting with bated breath to hear if ExoMars 2016 can detect a "marsquake"? ;-)