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News from all over the solar system to people living in the early 21st Century / Chroniques de la conquête du système solaire
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New Study Says Asteroid Retrieval and Mining Feasible With Existing and Near-Term Technologies - Parabolic Arc

New Study Says Asteroid Retrieval and Mining Feasible With Existing and Near-Term Technologies - Parabolic Arc | Space matters | Scoop.it

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

 

A new study sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) has concluded that it would be possible to return an asteroid weighing approximately 500 metric tons to high lunar orbit where it would be mined for resources by 2025.

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NASA-led Undersea Asteroid Analog Mission Underway off Key Largo

NASA-led Undersea Asteroid Analog Mission Underway off Key Largo | Space matters | Scoop.it

Un éclairage sur le Scoopit précédent, sur le petit saut permettant à un astronaute de conquérir un astéroïde.

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The Plan to Bring an Asteroid to Earth

The Plan to Bring an Asteroid to Earth | Space matters | Scoop.it
Scientists and engineers met last week at Caltech to discuss the possibility of capturing an asteroid and placing it in orbit near Earth to use as a base for manned space missions further into the solar system.
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How to Send Astronauts to Asteroids? Earth Needs to Know, Report Suggests

How to Send Astronauts to Asteroids? Earth Needs to Know, Report Suggests | Space matters | Scoop.it
A new report lays out the vital steps NASA and other agencies need to take to send astronauts to an asteroid. A manned asteroid mission is vital to protecting Earth from asteroid strikes, it adds.
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Daunting space task -- send astronauts to asteroid

Daunting space task -- send astronauts to asteroid | Space matters | Scoop.it
With the space shuttle now history, NASA's next great mission is so audacious, the agency's best minds are wrestling with how to pull it off: Send astronauts to an asteroid in less than 15 years.

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NASA's Wise Mission Finds First Trojan Asteroid Sharing Earth's Orbit | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA's Wise Mission Finds First Trojan Asteroid Sharing Earth's Orbit | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Space matters | Scoop.it

Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.

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How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before. [Interactive] - Scientific American

How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before. [Interactive] - Scientific American | Space matters | Scoop.it

A reusable, electrically propelled spacecraft would open up vast realms of deep space to human exploration. This interactive provides a walkthrough of the proposal laid out by Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange in "This Way to Mars", an article in the December 2011 issue of Scientific American.

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Video : embark on a flyover of giant asteroid Vesta from the perspective of NASA's Dawn spacecraft

Video : embark on a flyover of giant asteroid Vesta from the perspective of NASA's Dawn spacecraft | Space matters | Scoop.it
Feast your eyes on some of the latest vistas of Vesta, the second-most massive object in our solar system's main asteroid belt.
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Comment capturer un astéroïde de 25 000 milliards de dollars

Comment capturer un astéroïde de 25 000 milliards de dollars | Space matters | Scoop.it

L'idée d'installer une mine outre-espace gagne du terrain. Dommage que cet article, pas plus que les autres que j'ai pu lire jusque là, n'aborde le problème de l'acheminement du minerai à la surface. Par aéroglissage ? Par ascenseur spatial ?

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Vesta asteroid pictures almost show 'another world' - Channel 4 News

Vesta asteroid pictures almost show 'another world' - Channel 4 News | Space matters | Scoop.it
As Nasa releases new images from space of the asteroid Vesta, an astronomer tells Channel 4 News why getting up close and personal with the giant rock is so significant.
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NASA's Next Mission: Send Astronauts To Asteroid

NASA's Next Mission: Send Astronauts To Asteroid | Space matters | Scoop.it
HOUSTON -- With the space shuttle now history, NASA's next great mission is so audacious, the agency's best minds are wrestling with how to pull it off: Send astronauts to an asteroid in less than 15 years.
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