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