NASA Funding Explore to Turn Asteroids into Gigantic Space-Ships Video -

NASA Funding Explore to Turn Asteroids into Gigantic Space-Ships Video

The space agency strength be broke for cash, but NASA always keeps a few bucks obtainable to fund some moon-shot study. Well, this could be one of the coolest thoughts in years.
As part of the National pioneering Advanced Concepts award, NASA has kicked in approximately $100,000 to 13 different projects, range from a smart-spacecraft designed to burn up space junk to a proposal to use microbes to procedure old electronics and revolve them into reusable raw materials. But it’s the “Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata” (Project RAMA) that actually caught our eye.Put simply, the proposal will check out the feasibility of using analog computers & mechanisms to change entire asteroids into enormous autonomous mechanical spaceship. According to NASA, Project RAMA is designed to influence the advancing trends of additive manufacturing (AM) and in-situ reserve utilization (ISRU) to allow asteroid rendezvous missions for simple robotic processes to change asteroid elements into extremely basic versions of spacecraft subsystems (i.e. propulsion, avionics, etc.).
The finish goal would be to use this tech to potentially move an asteroid to become an Earth-Moon place for human rendezvous, or even to redirect an asteroid that could potentially be on course to hit the planet. Build an engine onto that rock, and you can reprogram it to fly into the sun. look even additional beyond that, an asteroid could certainly have a ton of usable fabric to convert into a full-on interstellar spacecraft, too, right?
NASA Funding Explore to Turn Asteroids into Gigantic Space-Ships
The idea is still in the early stages, but NASA believes it could be on a 20-30 year plan en route for potential viability. Project RAMA was developed by Jason Dunn, co-founder of Made In Space, which developed the 3D printer that's on board the ISS.

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