Keck Institute for Space Studies

April 6, 2013

Administration confirms NASA plan: Grab an asteroid, then focus on Mars

NASA’s accelerated vision for exploration calls for moving a near-Earth asteroid even nearer to Earth, sending out astronauts to bring back samples within a decade, and […]
March 30, 2013

Will NASA Announce Plans to Snag an Asteroid and Fly It to Earth?

When the Obama administration’s 2014 federal budget gets released in early April, it might include a curious item: a $100 million request for NASA to conduct a mission […]
March 29, 2013

NASA said to request $100 million for plan to capture near-Earth asteroid

NASA is taking a plan to send an unmanned spacecraft to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the Moon seriously. Aviation Week reports that NASA’s budget […]
January 11, 2013

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025. But rather […]
January 6, 2013

Asteroid may become moon for earths moon

So far our galactic adventures have included landing men on the moon, taking pretty pictures of Saturn, and roaming the surface of Mars. So what’s next on NASA’s to-do […]
January 1, 2013

Is NASA Lost in Space or Aimed at Asteroid?

A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC) has called NASA’s overall trajectory into question. It pointed out the national disagreement over the U.S. […]