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
 

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