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To place boulder in moon’s orbit

25 Mar, 2015

NASA plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft that will retrieve a boulder from a nearby asteroid and move it into orbit around the Earth’s moon. Astronauts will then work to collect samples from the boulder.

Astronauts will conduct spacewalks outside Orion to study and collect samples of the asteroid boulder wearing new spacesuits designed for deep space missions.
Collecting these samples will help astronauts and mission managers determine how best to secure and safely return samples from future Mars missions.