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NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
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NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
http://gizmodo.com/5972742/nasa-wants-to...oon-a-moon

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Quote:NASA must think our moon is getting lonely, because it's mulling the idea of capturing an asteroid and placing it in lunar orbit, so it has a rocky satellite all of its own.
According to New Scientist, researchers at the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California have "confirmed that NASA is mulling over" a plan to give it a buddy. The plan would involve launching a robotic spacecraft to grab an asteroid, before placing it in high lunar orbit. The mission would apparently cost around $2.6 billion, and could be wrapped up by the 2020s.



















You do realize this puts up only a couple breeding experiments away from

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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
Yo dawg, hurd u lyke moons.
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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
Our moon? .......ok.
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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
(3rd January 2013, 16:41)5thHorseman Wrote: Our moon? .......ok.

Nah, this one...

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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
Somehow I don't think this type of mission would be approved.
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It might finally provide a miscommunication between tide goes in tide goes out though.
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Plus it would mean our Moon would never be blue again.
Emotions are a weaknes, used to control you. Remove them.
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I missed the part where someone gets some return of the $2.6 billion this would cost.
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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
Why are they planning to do this? They are already underfunded...
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RE: NASA Wants to Give Our Moon a Moon
(3rd January 2013, 20:05)Tiberius Wrote: Why are they planning to do this? They are already underfunded...

Indeed. Why not scour asteroids for new, interesting, better fuel sources?
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