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What the mission to lasso an asteroid means for Mars

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A May 10 article in The Daily News informed readers about a surprising new proposed NASA mission to identify a small nonthreatening near-earth asteroid (NEA) and send a robotic spacecraft to rendezvous with the asteroid and grab it, and reposition it into a stable, non-Earth-threatening trans-lunar (beyond the Moon) orbit in the Earth-Moon system.

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Douglas Yazell is an aerospace engineer who has worked in the space shuttle, international space station and the initial phases of Orion development.