Asteroid mission

NASA Offers $35,000 In Prizes For Citizen Scientists To Help Find Asteroids

by Elizabeth Howell March 10, 2014

Fancy yourself an asteroid hunter? There’s $35,000 available in prizes for NASA’s new Asteroid Data Hunter contest series, which will be awarded to citizen scientists who develop algorithms that could be used to search for asteroids. Here’s where you can apply for the contest, which opens March 17 and runs through August. And we have a […]

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Near-Earth Asteroid 2003 DZ15 to Pass Earth Monday Night

by David Dickinson July 24, 2013

The Earth will get another close shave Monday, when the 152 metre asteroid 2003 DZ15 makes a pass by our fair planet on the night of July 29th/30th at 3.5 million kilometres distant.  This is over 9 times the Earth-Moon distance and poses no threat to our world. David Dickinson on Google+

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NASA Explains Their New Asteroid Retrieval Mission

by Nancy Atkinson April 10, 2013

NASA’s FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it. A spacecraft would capture an asteroid — which hasn’t been chosen yet, but would be about 7 meters (25 feet) wide — […]

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Design for a Long Duration, Deep Space Mission Habitat

by Andy Tomaswick July 12, 2012

Caption: The integrated vehicle stack for a deep space human mission concept. Credit: NASA There are all sorts of details to take into consideration when traveling in deep space, such as where to go, what to do, and how to get back.  Since starry-eyed dreamers often don’t take into account the practical realities of putting […]

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