HOUSTON – Top NASA officials have settled on the boulder-capture option for the White House-proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), the decade-long, $1.25 billion venture intended to return U.S. explorers to deep space and develop the hardware for an eventual human Mars landing, while demonstrating defenses to fend off an impact with a space object. The “Option B” strategy outlined March 25 by NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot – robotically nabbing a ...

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