European space agencies will spend the rest of the summer evaluating whether there is a role for them in NASA’s proposed asteroid-capture mission, after Administrator Charles Bolden pitched the idea during visits to agency partners. Jean Jacques Dordain, director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), told Bolden he has set up a multi-agency working group headed by ESA human-spaceflight chief Thomas Reiter “tasked to elaborate a coherent approach with regard to your new ...

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