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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 from Apr 7, 2013 @ 21:25 CDT

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.

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com


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