NASA releases animation of how astronauts would travel to a captured asteroid

Posted on: 4:10 pm, August 24, 2013, by , updated on: 04:12pm, August 24, 2013

NASA hopes to someday land astronauts on an asteroid, and the space agency has released this video showing how it could happen. The astronauts would use the under-development Orion capsule to fly to an asteroid that had been captured and moved into orbit around the moon, spend several days taking samples and then return to earth: