Exclusive: NASA has begun plans for a 2069 interstellar mission

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 By John Wenz 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. The project is so new it doesn’t have a name – and most of the technology it needs doesn’t exist yet. But there’s plenty of time to work out the kinks before 2069. “It’s very nebulous,” says Anthony Freeman at JPL,