NASA Will Turn Asteroid Into A Space Station For Astronauts



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A group of scientists at CalTech in collaboration with NASA intend to seize a 500 ton asteroid, and turn it into a space station for astronauts on their missions to Mars. According to the report prepared by Nasa and Caltech this project will have an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. It is planned to run in an ‘asteroid capturing capsule’ via a rocket into the space between the Earth and the Moon. The capsule will engulf the rock with a space bag equipped with drawstrings; when captured, the capsule will be able to tug the rock into a gravitationally neutral spot, and then place it to orbit the Moon. Thus space explorers will have a stationary base to launch trips deeper into space. This promising project might be rather helpful for our understanding of space and near-Earth objects.
Via:astounde.com, dailymail.co.uk

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