A mission to space to find living extraterrestrial life

Composite image of Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons. From left to right the moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The Galileo spacecraft obtained the images to make this composite in 1996. Note: these are photos, not paintings. Image via EarthSky from NASA Photojournal.

The Mission: A True Story by David W. Brown (2021) 482 pages @@@@@ (5 out of 5)

Our evolving view of the solar system

Europa, though slightly smaller than Earth’s moon, is one of the four largest of Jupiter’s 79 moons. Image: Pinterest

Five central characters

From NASA, a rendering of the Europa Clipper now in development.

The drama

About the author

For additional reading

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member