Cost, ‘Extensibility’ Questions Delay Asteroid Mission Decision

NASA has delayed an expected decision on whether to bring a small asteroid or a boulder from a larger one into lunar orbit for astronauts to study, citing questions about whether the estimated $100 million more the second option would cost would be worth the technology gained for future human...

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