View Full Version : Schweickart: Private Asteroid Mission is for the Benefit of Humanity

2012-Aug-10, 04:40 PM
The B612 Foundation announced in June of this year that it plans to launch the first privately funded deep space mission, a space telescope that will map the inner solar system’s asteroid population and chart their orbits over the next hundred years, with the goal of finding every potentially Earth-impacting object. “This is a very [...]

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2012-Aug-11, 11:57 PM
I thought from the title that this could be the first private mission to an asteroid. I can't wait until I hear about that!