Space prices: how much NASA spends on space exploration
This week, NASA chose two new missions that in the near future to explore the mysteries of the solar system. Psyche probe will investigate the iron asteroid Psiheyai and LUCY - the so-called "Trojan" asteroids that are turning in tandem with Jupiter. Both missions are developed in the framework of Discovery program. This is a special "economical" program, launched in the 90s to create the missions that will give the maximum scientific return at the lowest cost. During the course of this program, NASA engineers have created 12 interplanetary probes Lender and telescopes. Ten of them have successfully fulfilled their tasks, one was lost, and the last - InSight landing module - will be sent to Mars with a two-year delay in 2018.