Obama shoots for an asteroid

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    I am - WTF??????????????????????

    That is what hesaid the United States next manned landing should be
     
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    Granny says fling it back at dem space aliens dat's been chuckin' dem asteroids at us...
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    NASA to capture asteroid for astronauts to explore
    Sun, Apr 07, 2013 - IN THE BAG: The US space agency says that exploring the asteroid would speed up its mission to put a man on Mars and help develop a way to stop future collisions
     
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    ScienceRocks Democrat all the way!

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    Nice, ;)

    I hope this asteroid is at least 100-200 feet wide and this mission moves it into a stable orbit around the earth. Early in earth history the moon was much closer so I believe we could put it maybe midway? (as in 100-150 thousand miles) This way we could have a outpost on this rock.
     
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    WISE telescope to be used to find asteroids...
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    Mothballed NASA telescope may get new life as asteroid hunter
    1 Aug.`13 - NASA is considering re-activating a mothballed space telescope to help find asteroids that could be on a collision course with Earth, according to a senior U.S. space agency official.
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    Ice core data supports ancient space impact idea
    1 August 2013 > New data from Greenland ice cores suggest North America may have suffered a large cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago.

     
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    Personally, I am thinking more in terms of what elemental resources the asteroids might contain. Far easier and no pollution problems, to mine many elemental resources out there than here on earth.
     

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