NASA Looking for Vulcan.

150_spock.jpgIn 1991, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenerry endorsed the triple-star system 40 Eridani as the sun of the planet Vulcan, home of Mr. Spock. Now, NASA is planning a mission called SIM PlanetQuest that will scan 40 Eridani for signs of planets that could sustain life. The primary star, 40 Eridani A, shows the possibility that a planet of mass similar to Earth’s could have formed there. The system is 16 light years from Earth. SIM Planet Quest is scheduled to launch in 2015. Link

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Waste of time, effort, and money. We need to focus more on the I.S.S., the moon, and commercializing space flight. Missions to Mars, Pluto, or further are a waste of money. We'll never get there anyways so let's stop spending exorbitant amounts of money on things so far away.

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