Author(s): Paul A. Abell
Co-Author(s): Daniel Adamo, Thomas Jones, David Korsmeyer, Rob Landis
Panel Selection: Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
Institution: NASA Johnson Space Center / Planetary Science Institute
NASA has examined the feasibility of sending the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle to near-Earth objects during the next decade and beyond as part of its future Human Space Flight program. This paper describes the in-depth scientific investigations that could be accomplished by such missions.

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