MIT Scientist Not Happy with NASA’s Asteroid Return Mission

October 31, 2014 11:37 AM

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MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel said NASA's idea of getting an asteroid and then hurling it into lunar orbit so that astronauts could easily explore it, is not good.

Binzel shared his viewpoint last year during a talk called NASA's Asteroid Return Mission (ARM) as an 'emperor with no clothes'. Binzel in a recent issue of journal Nature has penned his objections regarding the space agency's idea. The scientist in the issue has also proposed an alternative strateg...

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