[meteorite-list] Capturing asteroids in orbit

From: Dave Myers <whitefalcons007_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:44:31 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <770012.73104.qm_at_web110109.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>

Hi Melanie and list,

I thought about the same thing in regards to the ISS, it is traveling 27,000 mph in its oribit around the earth as well as space rocks! So could
they capture one (meteor) with a fish net, or somthing!
Come on Nasa employees, these are real questions!.lol

Dave Myers

--- On Sat, 4/24/10, Melanie Matthews <miss_meteorite at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> From: Melanie Matthews <miss_meteorite at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Capturing asteroids in orbit
> To: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 4:20 AM
> I wonder if it would possible to send
> some machines to the asteroid belt to capture some whole
> asteroids and bring them to Earth? Or would they be drifting
> too quickly in their orbits to capture with the current
> technology? Also would decent-sized samples from such
> captures be available to collectors?
> -----------
> Melanie
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Received on Sat 24 Apr 2010 12:44:31 AM PDT

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