Human Mission to an Asteroid: Asteroid Field Testing

Article written: 30 Aug , 2011
Updated: 14 Jan , 2016
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How will we work and set up a base camp on an asteroid? NASA is currently doing some field work to test technologies that could be used on future human missions to asteroids. The Desert Research And Technology Studies (D-R.A.T.S) crew is back in action, testing communication scenarios for near-Earth asteroids, and 2 new instruments from Goddard Spaceflight Center, the ExPED and VAPoR. The video shows more info.

The crew will be doing live webcasts the next few days. You can watch below, or at this link. Times of the webcast vary, so watch the side chat window for updates.



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