Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
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We shall go to an asteroid...

President Obama has set a new goal for NASA:  Pick an asteroid and send a manned mission to it by 2025, with the purpose of deflecting it to make sure it doesn't hit Earth.  It doesn't have to really be on a course to hit Earth, just practice for when a real threat is posed by one.  A secondary purpose is to be a preparatory step toward a manned mission to Mars by 2030.

Space.com article.
Tags: asteroid, mars, mission, nasa, obama, space
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