HOUSTON – Though Congress has yet to embrace NASA’s proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), top agency officials are close to a pair of key milestones that could determine whether the mission would snare an entire small asteroid or a boulder from a larger asteroid to steer into lunar orbit as a future destination for U.S. astronauts. That decision by Robert Lightfoot, the agency’s associate administrator, and Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for ...

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