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NASA to Spend Over $1 Billion to Move a Space Boulder

March 27, 2015

In this concept image, the robotic vehicle descends to the surface of a large asteroid to collect a boulder that it can redirect to a distant retrograde lunar orbit.


This seems like a lot of money to spend to have astronauts return a box the size of a tackle box full of chunks of boulder. Japan is sending out a robot craft to return an asteroid sample, for a lot less.

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