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NASA gets one step closer to $100 million grant to acquire an asteroid

NASA might just get that $100 million for a mission to grab an asteroid and drag it near the Moon
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Apr 8, 2013 2:25 am

It looks like NASA might just get that $100 million grant to find an asteroid, bring it back to the Moon, and study it. The $100 million initial fund would be used to find the right asteroid to retrieve.




The good news comes from the Christian Science Monitor, who says that President Obama is putting aside $100 million in a 2014 budget for the project. This isn't written in ink just yet, but it is exciting. The full project will cost much more, somewhere around $2.6 billion - a huge twenty-six times as much as the initial $100 million grant.


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