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NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer

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#1 StarWars

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:10 PM



NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore... :o

http://news.yahoo.co...-201523624.html

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

What could go wrong...

#3 shawnhar

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:07 AM

Hey, they pulled off the sky crane on Mars...that was some crazy S#!t

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:44 AM

Sounds like a dumb idea to me. There really isnt anything a robot cant do with instruments that a human cant do with instruments.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

Instead of pushing these little earth-crossers out of the way, we should go up there and mine them to death.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

I would think comets would be a better resource to capture but what do I know?
What could go wrong? slips out of the moons gravity and hits earth. Hmmmm if you can control it's trajectory it's a environmentally friendly weapon,no nasty radiation. SHHHHH don't tell the pentagon about that. lets just


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