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Asteroid Initiative

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2014 Budget Proposal


NASA's FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it.
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FY2014 Asteroid Strategy


Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot's Presentation on Asteroid Strategy (1.3 MB PDF)
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Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar Series

Seminar Series Webcast Link: https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/nagcss/
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Apr 25: Dave Kring discusses examples and consequences of NEA impacts
May 9: Tim Spahr discusses the Minor Planet Center and the International Asteroid Warning Network
May 23: Dan Mazanek discusses NEA deflection strategies

Asteroid Redirect Images

Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum

On 26 March 2014, NASA provided an update on asteroid initiative activities, including new opportunities for engagement.  
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Grand Challenge Wiki

Animated GIF for Asteroid Grand Challenge
The Asteroid Grand Challenge Wiki is a forum for community engagement to co-create a plan to find all asteroid threats to human populations and know what to do about them.  »Go to the Wiki

Related Documents

Asteroid initiative related documents
Request for Information, presentations, and technical references related to the Asteroid Redirect Mission and the Grand Challenge.  »Learn More

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