NASA moves ahead with asteroid plans

08/19/2010 | AviationWeek.com

NASA is moving ahead with plans to achieve President Barack Obama's goal of sending astronauts to visit an asteroid by 2025. The agency has narrowed down the possible list of near Earth objects that could be accessible with a heavy-lift rocket to just three, and it plans to begin development of robotic missions to the asteroid next year, even if an ideal asteroid has yet to be identified.

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