In Pictures: NASA’s ambitious asteroid grabbing mission

NASA is developing plans for space mission to visit an asteroid

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At the same time of the RFI, NASA also issued the latest in its series of Grand Challenges where it dares public and private partnerships to come up with a unique solution to a very tough problem. The asteroid challenge will be a large-scale project "focused on detecting and characterizing asteroids and learning how to deal with potential threats," according to NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver pictured here. The challenge will involve a variety of partnerships with other government agencies, international partners, industry, academia, and citizen scientists, NASA said.

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