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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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Bolden and Holdren reaffirm support for asteroid mission as the next step to Mars

Academics / Astronomy : Space Politics (4 months ago)

The head of NASA and the President’s science advisor told the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) this week that the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) remained the next logical step of a long-term strategy to eventually send people t... Read Post

Congressional skepticism of NASA’s asteroid plans remains

Academics / Astronomy : Space Politics (5 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

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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