NASA plans: Throwing asteroid at moon, sending people to Mars

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At a US Senate hearing focused on intermediate space missions, NASA disclosed some of its ambitious plans, including the goal to send human missions to Mars and a manned spacecraft to the asteroid, the Huffington Post reported April 9. “Our architecture is designed for long-term human exploration of our solar system, including the goal of human missions to Mars,” William Gerstenmaier, an associate administrator at NASA, was quoted as saying during testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space. “We’re going to grab a piece of the solar system, we’re going to deflect it around the moon and insert it into a distant retrograde orbit around the moon where our crews can go visit.” NASA hopes to have the Mars trip by 2030s.

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