NASA Explores Technology to Face Asteroid Danger

Asteroids – those millions of chunks of space rock, large and small, that drift and spin across our solar system – hold promise for space explorers even as they pose a threat to us on Earth.
When NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discussed the U.S. space agency’s proposed 2014 budget with lawmakers in late April, he highlighted a new mission – a plan to capture an asteroid in deep space and bring it to the vicinity of the moon, where astronauts could later explore it.

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