Scientist Recommends A Strange Route To Mars

October 31, 2014 5:48 PM

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Scientist Recommends A Strange Route To Mars

Richard Binzel, a planetary scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is suggesting that asteroids could serve as stepping-stones for astronauts to travel through space to reach Mars. Tagged as the “ultimate human destination” by NASA, the Red Planet has been a distant, untouched goal thus far.

NASA, in an effort to reach the destination by 2030, is currently looking for ways to implement The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) by 2025. The ARM will involve the use of a robotic probe that will drag asteroids or boulder-sized rocks into the lunar orbit. Once the asteroid is stabilized, NASA wil...

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