HOUSTON — NASA’s recently concluded Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis workshop is providing the agency’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM) planners with new momentum for the agency’s two-phase strategy to resume U.S. human deep-space exploration while demonstrating capabilities to find and deflect asteroids that pose an impact threat. The three-day event, which had been scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 but was interrupted by the U.S. government shutdown, drew 138 participants for 79 ...

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