Progress on NASA plan to put asteroid chunk into lunar orbit

March 26, 2015 3:32 PM

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The mission is called the Asteroid Redirect Mission, and officials at NASA recently announced that scientists are making progress -- or at least making more detailed plans.

In a press release shared Wednesday, NASA announced that it would name the mission's asteroid target in 2019 and launch the unmanned ARM spacecraft in 2020.

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