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05/30/2011 01:23 PM ID: 89520 Permalink   

NASA: New Mission to Asteroid Planned for 2016

 

In 2016, NASA will send a spacecraft to an asteroid to gain important knowledge of how our solar system formed. A robotic arm will pluck samples which will then be examined on Earth.

The mission will be called Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or short OSIRIS-REx.

"This is a critical step in meeting the objectives outlined by President Obama to extend our reach beyond low-Earth orbit and explore into deep space," NASA´s Administrator Charlie Bolden said.

 
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  One third of their budget...  
 
went into creating that name.
 
  by: ConfusedWouldWe   05/31/2011 01:26 AM     
  We are going to an asteroid when...  
 
we still have hungry children in the US and school budgets are cut again. I DIDN´T vote for him!
 
  by: kenmackow   06/08/2011 02:30 PM     
 
 
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