Asteroid Capture Is a Stepping-Stone to Mars

Friedman, Louis
May 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/20/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 16, p58
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The author offers opinions on astronautics and state in the U.S. The administration of President Barack Obama is praised for including a proposal in its budget for fiscal year 2014 to finance a space mission in the the U.S. would use unmanned space vehicles to capture and retrieve an asteroid which could then serve as a target for manned space flight. This is said to be the first step towards manned space flight to Mars.


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