A few months ago, NASA released a set of awesome images and videos of their planned mission to capture and visit an asteroid.
The mission involves a robotic asteroid capture vehicle, which will attach itself to the asteroid and place it in a stable orbit. Then, NASA’s Orion spacecraft, carrying crew members, will dock onto the captured asteroid. Two astronauts will then exit the ship for a spacewalk.
The video, animated at NASA, beautifully demonstrates this process. It’s a delight to watch!
You can also have a look at the concept images here: http://buff.ly/1b8Q39b