Space & Astronomy
Manned mission to an asteroid proposed
October 26, 2009 | 15 comments
Image Credit: NASA
A panel of experts appointed by President Obama have proposed that America's manned space programme should bypass the moon and instead send humans to an asteroid as a stepping stone towards Mars.
The next small step for man - and giant leap for mankind - now seems increasingly likely to be bootfall on a lump of rock and metal more than a million miles from Earth.
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