By Sunil Kumar

Nasa is reportedly training a team of astronauts for a mission to land on an asteroid by the end of the next decade. The US space agency is training the astronauts to land on an asteroid to explore its surface and search for minerals.

300px Artist Concept   Astronaut Performs Tethering Maneuvers at Asteroid Nasa to put man on asteroid by 2020s

In this artist's concept, an astronaut performs a tethering maneuver at an asteroid. The Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) is close by, with the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) docked to a habitat in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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