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Advisors to NASA: Dump the asteroid mission and go to Mars orbit instead

April 10, 2015

FRIDAY 11 a.m. UPDATE: At the conclusion of its meeting the NASA Advisory Council adopted a “finding” that the asteroid redirect mission should be dropped in favor of demonstrating solar electric p…


NASA advisory board makes a strong case for abandoning the asteroid retrieval mission and replacing it with recovering a rock from the surface of Phobos. If the asteroid mission was supposed to be a stepping stone to Mars, isn’t Phobos a much likelier stepping stone?

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