NASA Identifies Three Asteroid Targets to Lasso

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    http://www.wunderground.com/news/nasa-identifies-three-asteroid-targets-lasso-20130913

    NASA has narrowed the list of candidates down to three space rocks for an ambitious mission to capture an asteroid and tow it to the moon, where it can be explored by astronauts.

    The space agency’s plan aims to bring a 23-foot-wide (7 meters) space rock into lunar orbit using a robotic space lasso. Once the asteroid is in a stable orbit around the moon, astronauts can visit as soon as 2021 using NASA’s Orion space capsule and the giant Space Launch System mega-rocket.....more......

    Yes, lasso!

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