Asteroid outpost seen as first step to being ‘a better space-faring species’

A robotic space station shaped like a butterfly with a camper van-sized body, parked on an asteroid, will be humankind’s latest outpost for interplanetary exploration. University of Colorado engineers are teaming with the United Arab Emirates — again — to build the space station and launch it in 2028 when Venus and the Earth align. … Read more

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