NASA: 400 Ideas Submitted for Asteroid Capture, Study Efforts

NASA received more than 400 ideas in response to a June request for information that sought methods on how to identify, capture and re-locate asteroids near Earth for studies.

Industry, universities, international organizations and individual citizens responded to the RFI that also asked for ideas on how to leverage partnerships, crowdsourcing and citizen science for the initiative, NASA said Tuesday.

The space agency announced it will hold a workshop Nov. 20 through Nov. 22 in Houston to discuss 96 of the ideas.

That forum originally was scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 but was ended early due to the government shutdown, NASA said.

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