Saturday, 24 August 2013

NASA visualizes asteroid capture plan

NASA has released new concept images and animations outlining one version of its plan to capture an asteroid with an unmanned craft and return it to lunar orbit for astronauts to study. The plan is part of an initiative by President Barack Obama for a US manned asteroid mission as outlined in his 2014 NASA budget request. The agency’s main objective at the moment is to come up with alternative approaches and evaluate them... Continue Reading NASA visualizes asteroid capture plan

Section: Space

Tags: Animation, Asteroid, NASA, Orion Spacecraft, Space Launch System, Spacecraft

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