From Jack Handey, an old “Deep Thoughts,”
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
Now, from the 2014 NASA Budget (bolded text done by me),
This budget enables significant progress toward the ambitious exploration objective that President Obama laid out in 2010: Send humans to an asteroid in 2025 and to Mars in the 2030s. Using critical national capabilities advanced by the Administration, such as game-changing technologies, detection of potentially hazardous asteroids, and the Space Launch System and Orion vehicles for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit, NASA will begin work on a first-of-its-kind asteroid retrieval mission.
This mission to identify, capture, redirect, and sample a small asteroid would mark an unprecedented technological feat that will raise the bar of what humans can do in space.
Maybe an asteroid said something mean about Obama’s mom, I’m not sure. But we’re out to get you, asteroids, so WATCH YOURSELVES.
P.S. I’m just kidding, but that is some pretty nuts technology, huh? Here’s a little 11 page PDF about the satellite thing if you feel like being a geek.