'It is unknown how Trump will affect NASA's budget'
Well, it's a domestic manufacturer, and competes successfully with the Chinese, so ... cautious optimism?
NASA will embark on a new mission to explore supermassive black holes, neutron stars, and pulsars hidden within the depths of space. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission was chosen among 14 other proposals during the rigorous selection process for NASA's Astrophysics Explorer programmes. It's expected to …
"Going is easy (Although it may take a while)
Getting back, on the other hand, may be a little bit more tricky...."
If they get the slingshot spot on, a probe will likely come back a lot quicker than it went out. Stopping when it gets back might be a bit of an issue though. I'd not like to be around if it makes a re-entry attempt.
"NASA planned a mission to !Go! to a black hole. So good catch avoiding that potato reportage quality."
Well, they could if they wanted to.
There's a massive black hole Nearby right outside Washington DC that swallows massive amounts of energy in financial form, draining resources so heavily that it's had a major negative impact on the nation's infrastructure,and programs, including NASA itself, with fallout creating "no-go zones" worldwide.
You can recognise it by its unique five sided appearance.