Jan 2, 2013
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NASA reportedly ‘mulling over’ mission to capture 550 ton asteroid and put it in lunar orbit
The space shuttle program may be dead, but it doesn’t seem like NASA is slowing down. The space agency is said to be “mulling over” a proposed mission to send a robotic craft to capture a 1.1 million-pound asteroid and place it in orbit around the Moon, according to a report from New Scientist.

NASA reportedly ‘mulling over’ mission to capture 550 ton asteroid and put it in lunar orbit

The space shuttle program may be dead, but it doesn’t seem like NASA is slowing down. The space agency is said to be “mulling over” a proposed mission to send a robotic craft to capture a 1.1 million-pound asteroid and place it in orbit around the Moon, according to a report from New Scientist.

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    OMG DO IT THAT WOULD BE SO FRIGGIN COOL! But why?
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    Interesting idea.
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    Interesting no? Wonder if they have mining interests on that asteroid…
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