NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System: DAVINCI (Venus, Io Volcano Observer, TRIDENT (Triton), VERITAS (Venus) #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
Everybody be kind to your planetary scientist and aerospace engineer friends today who are sweating bullets about the downselection* of #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
*NASA will pick a few proposals to give more money to for further development; not selecting specific one yet https://t.co/3FWyIYePgc
Roll Call! Raise your hand if you are involved with the TRIDENT mission! Congratulations to all of you for making it to the finals! #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission https://t.co/KxXPWRurEv
Roll Call! Raise your hand if you are involved with the Io Volcano Observer mission! Congratulations to all of you for making it to the finals! #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission https://t.co/UYk687RrH5
Roll Call! Raise your hand if you are involved with the DAVINCI+ mission! Congratulations to all of you for making it to the finals! #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission https://t.co/yDpiTcI42M
Woohoo we made Phase A #Davicini+ #Venus
And congrats to my director for making Phase A for Trident.
Four great missions selected for Phase A. Sorry to all my friends and colleagues who did not make it this round.
While we're waiting for the #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission announcement, a thread of disappointed scientists. I wish all of you got your missions, I'm truly sorry. So many places to go. https://t.co/Ke1AEHIr9b
Ya tenemos las cuatro misiones seleccionadas por la NASA del #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission.
Dos misiones para Venus (DAVINCI+ y VERITAS), una misión para Ío (Io Volcano Observer), y otra para Tritón (TRIDENT)
DaVinci, VERITAS, IVO and Trident. #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
sad that the Moon isn't on this list, since supposedly a priority right now. *BUT* I'm so happy to see some #Venus love! And I also happen to have a soft spot for Triton. Congrats to these teams, and many hugs to those who aren't on the list.
Congratulations to DAVINCI & VERITAS in particular!
Delighted that NASA recognises the scientific value of our nearest neighbour. Go #TeamVenus!
See you there!
IVO and Trident are very different: the first is an orbiter and would benefit (if times align) with great synergy with NASA’s Europa clipper and ESA’s JUICE.
But a Triton flyby would explore the unexplored(+ remove one obstacle for a Uranus mission) #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
Don’t forget y’all’s policy and ethical considerations while you’re in the early stages 😉 #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
Super bummed that the @NASA
Discovery mission I was a Co-I on, the #ISOCHRON mission to the Moon, wasn’t selected, but happy to see so many cool concepts closer to flying! #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
AAAAHHHH! Triton! Venus and Venus! Io! OMG I LOVE ALL OF THESE! 😍
What an excellent Valentine's Day present #NASA! A stunning bouquet of potential missions 💐
Congratulations to the 4 downselected NASA discovery missions: DAVINCI+, IVO, TRIDENT, and Trident!
One or more of these might be #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission.
Check out the dynamic worlds these mission would investigate.
Because the sad hunger games which are the mission downselections left a lot of great scientists without a mission. The community is very aware of it and even those who are now excited are still a bit sorrowful #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
I've been a fan of VERITAS for a while. I'm so excited for Suzanne Smrekar & her team! Venus may finally get some love. #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission
It’s true, it seems that NASA’s main criterion this time was focusing on processes (namely, volcanism/geoactivity) rather than objects #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission https://t.co/ejOTKVFgie
My most recent conversation with my advisor...
I'm so excited about all these potential missions, but Venus will always be near and dear to my heart.
I had a teeny tiny role in #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission which makes me feel connected to so many of these mission concepts. Like, I'm tearing up, because some of my babies made it and some did not. Can we just increase NASA's science budget a lot please?
Thread with a lot of useful info about the 4 missions and an interesting interview with @loriglaze
discussing the main concepts behind the selection #AmericasNextDiscoveryMission https://t.co/4PxkAVTWhi
Not sure which is the more important announcement today #americasnextdragsuperstar #americasnextdiscoverymission https://t.co/cBC2X41lXM