* Posts by Rocket City

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NASA: Full details on our manned ASTEROID SNATCH mission

Rocket City

Pork in Spaaaaaaace

This is insane. We're going to move a small rock from the asteroid belt, but not to Earth orbit. That would be too easy. We're moving it to the Moon's orbit. We'll do this with a robot that will be all over this small rock for years while it's moved. THEN we're going to send astronauts to lunar orbit to study this tiny rock and "take samples." NASA predicts this will cost billions of dollars, but you know the real price will be much higher. If we want to study asteroids, robotic probes (like Dawn, which is cool) could study a hundred for less than this gigantic "pork in space" farce.