NASA has many scientists who are working on plans to explore more of our universe in the near future. With many advances in the international space station missions, they have learned a great deal of the different workings of space and the mysteries it holds. There are so many mysteries that we have not unraveled yet and NASA is trying their best to come up with new ideas. There are many reasons why it is important to have an updated NASA. What's next for NASA is:
1. Glory- The closest in what's next for NASA. Scheduled for a launch on January 2010, Glory is going to increase our knowledge on the Earth's energy balance. Through aerosol sensing this can be accomplished. When the glory mission is finished, we can better understand the different aerosols that are in space. Finding this out can drastically change the way we view global warming and other harmful disasters.
2. Juno- Like the 1st in the Frontiers Program, the first being to Pluto, NASA is planning to visit Jupiter. The reasoning comes from the mythology of Jupiter and how he would hide himself in a veil of clouds so that he could stir up trouble for people. Jupiter is next on the list to visit in 2011. They plan to reach the planet in 2016. There they will discover what is beneath that layer surrounding Jupiter.
3. WISE- The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is what is next in NASA's plans of space exploration. This will give us a lot of information on the solar system, Milky Way, and the universe. The WISE will also study asteroids, stars and galaxies. Through this Explorer, said to launch in November 2009 for 7-13 months, we will learn a little bit more of the different mysteries of the galaxies around us and the different stars that encompass our universe.
NASA has other plans for the future that people can view on their website. There are much advancement in the recent years to allow for such leaps into space. The technology that allows us to do this is reliant on the scientists working on them. With the changing times, there is more need to discover new things to better our planet's natural resources. Without our resources, we don't have a chance of surviving in the future years. It is important to always keep your head in the stars. You can learn so much by looking toward the future.