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

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Aug 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-24 16:12:24-04

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: