Stories tagged: asteroids
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013, 2:50 P.M.
Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer
WASHINGTON — A top senator says President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon. Then astronauts …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 2:04 A.M.
Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock …
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 6:17 A.M.
Ambitious investors may mine asteroids
WASHINGTON — A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar-plan is to use commercially built robotic ships …
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
Asteroid gives Earth a close shave
PASADENA, Calif. – An asteroid about the size of one that leveled more than 800 square miles of forest in Siberia a century ago just buzzed the Earth. The asteroid …