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Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 18:56

Near-earth asteroids provide a unique opportunity to test the new technologies and capabilities we need for future human missions to Mars, NASA has said.

Near-Earth asteroids and Mars` 2 moons considered for future space missions

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 19:24

Researchers have successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.