Friday, May 16, 2014

Good Plan

No, I don't see how anything could go wrong with this scheme [bold added]:
NASA's bold plan to park an asteroid near the moon may also test out a new way to protect Earth from dangerous space rocks.

Last year, the agency announced that it intends to tow a near-Earth asteroid into a stable lunar orbit, where it could be visited repeatedly by astronauts for research and exploration purposes.
Oh, well, any worries about a catastrophic accident are probably the fruits of an overactive imagination. NASA can't fly to the space station without using Russian rockets, and tensions with Russia threaten to make even that relatively modest task an impossibility. 57 years after Sputnik, NASA can't get off the ground.

© 2014 Stephen Yuen

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