NASA rounds up 3 asteroid candidates for space lasso mission

09/13/2013 |

NASA has identified three asteroids as candidates for its robotic space lasso mission, which aims to corral one of these space rocks, tow it to the moon and set it in orbit there so astronauts can explore it. Scientists are looking for asteroids between 20 and 30 feet wide that meet certain orbital constraints for the program, which hopes to have astronauts visit as soon as 2021.

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