NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission Could Help Send Humans To Mars And Beyond

March 26, 2015 8:07 AM

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NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission Could Help Send Humans To Mars And Beyond

NASA, on Wednesday, announced its plans to test new capabilities in the mid-2020s for sending humans on deep-space expeditions, including missions to Mars. The project, called the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), is expected to be launched in 2020.

As part of ARM, an unmanned spacecraft will capture a rock from the surface of a near-Earth asteroid before moving it into a stable orbit around the moon for further exploration by astronauts. NASA believes that this mission will help scientists make further strides in allowing humans to travel to t...

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