NASA follows a fruitless search for life on Mars and is turning its attention to Saturn and Jupiter's Moon.
But securing a lander to these gas giants entering orbit for 380 million miles over Mars is much easier than it is to finish.
But design and engineering issues have not stopped the US space agency before. Thanks to the Autodesk software company, this is not the case now.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) used Autodesk's general design technology to build its interstellar planet lander, which was unveiled this week in Las Vegas.
Mark Davis, senior director of industry research at Autodesk, told NASA Labs: "It was clear that we were not interested in incremental gains.
When scientists are considering new processes, they can understand why they are prudent.
"If we were able to improve performance by 10 percent, we were essentially not interested," he continued. "If we could provide software tools that could achieve 30% or more of the performance gains, we would have attracted them."
Insect-esque does not say anything about when the ship will be ready for interstellar exploration.
NASA is gearing up for the science turbulence this week.
Diffusion flights of the International Space Station will transport tons of crew supplies from 3D printing and recycling to experiments that stimulate the production of star formation from stardust.
The Northrop Grumman Cygnus 10 (CRS-10) fleet also has a project to measure the effects of sensory input in micro gravity, study cement solidification processes, and grow crystals to combat Parkinson's disease.
They will join in an investigation that goes back hundreds of times in orbiting labs.
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