Author(s): Thomas D. Jones
Co-Author(s): Rob R. Landis, David J. Korsmeyer, Paul A. Abell, Daniel R. Adamo
Panel Selection: Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
Institution: Association of Space Explorers
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.