Space & Astronomy
Manned asteroid landing by 2025 "uncertain"
By T.K. Randall
June 27, 2010 · 5 comments
Image Credit: NASA
Obama's plan to land humans on as asteroid by the year 2025 have been met with uncertainty.
Former President George Bush put forward a plan to return humans to the moon by 2020 however this was later put on hold when Obama announced that the next target would be an asteroid instead.
Millions of miles from Earth, two astronauts hover weightlessly next to a giant space rock, selecting pebbles for scientific research. The spaceship where they'll sleep floats just overhead. Beyond it, barely visible in the sky, is a glittering speck. It's Earth.
Source: USA Today
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