Meditation 7.1.19 - A Pen and Ink Doodle
On NASA's drawing board, and prepared to launch in 2026 is the Dragonfly.
Although the name reminds of a space western written by Joss Whedon, the Dragonfly mission plans to create a drone that will weather the eight-year journey from the Earth to Saturn's moon Titan to explore its geological structure and look for signs of life.
Titan is Saturn's largest moon and is the only other place besides Earth with any type of atmosphere. It is also the only other place that has liquid water and while the atmospheric pressure is fifty times that of Earth, there is much within the chemical makeup of the atmosphere that would make life possible.
The craft is envisioned as a rotary type drone and will be expected to stop and several different sites, studying the geology and chemical composition of the moon when it reaches Titan in 2034.
I know that this is fifteen years away, but I can hardly wait to see the footage.