Top NASA official defends Asteroid Plan

April 17, 2015 5:42 PM

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Top NASA official defends Asteroid Plan

A NASA advisory panel reached a conclusion that the agency should scrap its controversial plan to corral part of an asteroid into orbit around the moon. On Thursday, the panel provided fresh ammunition to Republicans in Congress who were saying the same thing.

During a House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing, Texas GOP Rep. Lamar Smith put forward a demand to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr.

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