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.
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016. Read Post
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