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

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (5 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

NASA selects three new missions for New Frontiers studies

Academics / Astronomy : Planetary Society Weblog (5 years ago)

by Bruce Betts NASA has selected three finalists for the next New Frontiers mission: a Venus lander, a near Earth asteroid sample return, and a lunar Aitken basin sample return mission. Each will receive $3.3 million to do one-year ... Read Post

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


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