NASA is sketching out plans to send a probe to visit Alpha Centauri NASA is sketching out plans to send a probe to visit Alpha Centauri

Exclusive: NASA has begun plans for a 2069 interstellar mission

Admin Dec 20,2017

NASA is sketching out plans to send a probe to visit Alpha Centauri, our nearest star system, along with a massive telescope to watch its journey from home.

IF A small, scrappy group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, get their way, the 100th anniversary of Apollo 11 – the first crewed moon landing – will see a spacecraft launched to a nearby exoplanet to look for life.