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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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(3rd January 2013, 16:41)5thHorseman Wrote: Our moon? .......ok.

Nah, this one...

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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.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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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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