MIT Space Scientist not too keen on NASA’s Asteroid in a Bag plan

October 31, 2014 2:14 AM

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MIT Space Scientist not too keen on NASA’s Asteroid in a Bag plan

MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel does not like NASA’s notion of getting an Asteroid in a very large ship and then hurling it into lunar orbit so that astronauts can easily go and explore it.

At a talk last summer he called the Asteroid Return Mission (ARM) as “the emperor with no clothes, or at best with very thin cloth.” In the latest issue of Nature he’s drafted his objections in much severity and also proposed an alternative that he thinks would do justice to the ultimate goal of the...

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