NASA Sage Mission To Venus

Will the NASA Sage mission ever get off the ground? Hard to tell. Talking to a family member of mine recently, we were pondering the possibilities of both the mission itself (it’s up against two other missions for approval), and the likelihood that there might be some jobs in the Boulder metro area to come out of the Sage mission should it happen.

As it turns out, a partner in the program is Lockheed Martin with locations around our area including Boulder, Englewood, and Littleton, there are folks in our area working for both of these companies who find lots of business comes their way due to NASA missions, as well as private contracts.

Call, text, or email me today! … I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

I’m also told that one of the senior scientists involved in the proposed NASA Sage project is from Boulder via the University of Colorado, so this may be auspicious indeed for our community.

You can learn more about the Sage mission at the NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory website, if you’re interested. Perhaps you’ll follow along and see if the project gets approved.

Here’s a quote from the website about the mission:

NASA recommended three high-priority, medium-class investigations as candidate missions to be implemented through NASA’s “New Frontiers” Program for launch in 2016. One of the recommended investigations includes the Surface and Atmosphere Geochemical Explorer (SAGE), a Venus lander that would study the history of Venus’s surface, climate and atmosphere and predict its fate within the future of the Solar System.

NASA will choose one concept in the New Frontiers class to be developed and launched.

Mission Goals

– To compare Venus to other terrestrial planets, including Earth, Mars and Mercury, as well as planets recently discovered orbiting stars in other solar systems.

– To understand the physical and chemical reasons for Venus’s runaway greenhouse gases and global warming. This may help scientists better understand the eventual fate of Earth.

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Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide, The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

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