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Citizen Science Project: TargetAsteroids!

NASA has announced new citizen science project called Target Asteroids! where it will recruit amateur astronomers to monitor asteroids to support the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission (which amongst other things will return wit a sample of asteroid).You can read the press release here, and go direct to the Target Asteroids! site here.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission goes to development

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (last year)

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission took a step closer to reality on Wednesday, as the OSIRIS-REx project was cleared for development and testing. Scheduled to launch in 2016, the mission passed a series of detailed project ... Read Post

Construction to begin on NASA spacecraft set to visit asteroid in 2018

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (3 months ago)

NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities. read more Read Post

Congressional skepticism of NASA’s asteroid plans remains

Academics / Astronomy : Space Politics (4 months ago)

Nearly a year ago, NASA announced its plans to redirect an asteroid into lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts, a concept originally called the Asteroid Retrieval Mission and now known as the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). In th... Read Post


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