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Nasa Asteroid Mission

Agency Picks Potential Target For Ambitious Space Rock Mission

Reuters | By Irene Klotz | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA is considering relocating a small asteroid that buzzed Earth three years ago into a high orbit around the moon wh...

Buzz Aldrin Pooh-Poohs NASA's Asteroid Plan

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

While moonwalker Buzz Aldrin thinks that a mission sending humans to an asteroid is a good idea, the Apollo astronaut isn't so happy with NASA's curr...

WATCH: Awesome Asteroid Mission Animation Released

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

One of NASA's most audacious plans for the future is a mission to capture an asteroid and tug it back near Earth within the reach of astronaut explor...

Agency's Bold Asteroid Plan Not So Hard?

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/10/2013 08:03 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's bold plan to drag an asteroid into orbit around the moon may sound like scien...

NASA Plans Bold New Asteroid Mission

AP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — NASA is going to send a spacecraft to an asteroid and bring back samples to Earth. The space agency said Wednesday that the unman...

NASA Plans Manned Mission To Asteroid

Aol News | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's a little soon for astronauts to suit up, but NASA is planning to send a manned mission to an asteroid in 2025....

Asteroid Predicted To Hit Earth May Get Visit From NASA

National Geographic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The asteroid 1999 RQ36 made headlines last week with the announcement that the space rock could hit our planet in 2182. But a handful of scientists ha...