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[i]During more than five hours of briefings in "Left Field," a room named for its encouragement of ideas out of left field, scientists and engineers explained to [Congressman John] Culberson how they plan to tackle the challenges of landing on Europa. A year ago they weren't even certain it could be done, but now they're increasingly confident.
"We've looked at most of the things that used to really bother us," said Dara Sabahi, a lead engineer on the project. "There were a lot of gotchas, but today I can say that — and I don't say this lightly — we are confident we can make this work. I believe the technologies are in reach, and the risks that bothered us are manageable."
...during the briefings at JPL, Culberson brought a friend with him, the famed Director James Cameron. The two men share an interest in exploring the depths of oceans, and periodically Cameron peppered the JPL presenters with questions about batteries, the chemistry of Europa's ocean, and so forth. But mostly, he came as Europa's storyteller-in-chief. "If you want to talk to the world, this man knows how to do it," Culberson said of his friend.[/i]
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