NASA: Humans Could Visit Asteroid in 2021

The U.S. space agency says its proposed asteroid capture mission takes several of NASA’s ongoing initiatives and aligns them for one major mission.  

These chunks of ancient space rocks hold clues about the formation of the universe, pose threats to our planet, and present new territory for explorers.
NASA’s proposed asteroid mission is a logical next leap for the space agency, says associate administrator for human exploration and operations Bill Gerstenmaier.

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