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        Asteroid Redirect Mission | STEM in 30

        In orbit around the Sun are thousands of asteroids ranging in size from grains of sand to miles across. NASA is planning a mission to capture a piece of an asteroid to be studied by NASA scientists and astronauts. In this episode of STEM in 30, learn about asteroids, what we can learn from capturing one, and the technology needed to accomplish such a mission. Visit the full archived lesson with pictures and audience comments here.

        Originally presented on September 23, 2015 | Explore the Support Materials below for the archived live-stream content with questions, comments, and images shared during the live event.

        Asteroid Redirect Mission Webcast | STEM in 30

        NASA is planning a mission to capture a piece of an asteroid to be studied by NASA scientists and astronauts. In this episode of STEM in 30, learn about asteroids, what we can learn from capturing one, and the technology needed to accomplish such a mission.

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        An Interview with Astronaut Bresnik | STEM in 30

        A future mission to capture and study an asteroid will take humans further into space than ever before, which will require new technological advancements. Astronaut Bresnik describes some of the technology being developed to protect astronauts in deep space.

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        Classroom Meteorite Observations | STEM in 30

        Meteorites are pieces of asteroids that have fallen to Earth. By observing them closely we can learn about the materials and the processes that formed our solar system.

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        The Asteroid Redirect Mission at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center | STEM in 30

        Discover the tool NASA will use to capture a boulder off of an asteroid. Get a first-hand look at the technology being developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Asteroid Redirect Mission.

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