January 3, 2013
NASA is mulling over a plan to build a robotic spacecraft to grab a small asteroid and place it in high lunar orbit, according to researchers with the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California.
The mission would cost about $2.6 billion and could be completed by the 2020s, New Scientist reports.
The Obama administration has said it also wants to send astronauts to a near-Earth asteroid. One… read more