NASA To Capture Asteroid, Drag It Back To Earth

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•15 Apr 10, 2013

Eyeing a launch date in 2019, NASA plans to send a robotic vehicle into space that will capture an asteroid using a “baggie with a drawstring” mechanism, then pull the space rock back near Earth, allowing for close study by a later manned mission. What do you think?

  • “If I don’t live to 2019, I’m glad I have the chance now to say this is stupid.”

    Hugh Muir –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Imagine that. You fly around for 4 billion years and one day someone puts you in a bag.”

    Trina Flores –
    Fingerprint Clerk

  • “Oh, so it’s fine when NASA does something like this, but I wind up on a sex offender registry.”

    Dick Gibbon –
    Naval Designer