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Title: Strengthening U.S. Exploration Policy via Human Expeditions to Near-Earth Objects
Primary Author: Thomas D. Jones
Secondary Author(s): Rob R. Landis, David J. Korsmeyer, Paul A. Abell, Daniel R. Adamo
Institution: Association of Space Explorers
Date: September 15, 2009
Summary: By conducting a series of piloted Near-Earth Object (NEO) missions beginning about 2020, the U.S. will reinforce the scientific, economic, programmatic, operations, planetary defense, and public outreach elements of its human exploration program.
Panel Selection: Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
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