The asteroid, called 16 Psyche, is located in the primary asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. 2050, which should arrive in 2026.
Telescope observations suggesting it is mainly done in 2026.
19659003] NASA has ambitious plans for both manned and unmanned space travel in the next decade.
NASA has ambitious plans for both manned and unmanned space.
NASA wants to resume human space missions from 2011.
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American astronaut Eugene Andrew Cernan was the last m to walk the moon in 1
US President Donald Trump is ready to support the mission.
The President urged in June for NASA to focus on "much bigger" initiatives like going to Mars.
Speaking to engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has suggested he may have been killed in the mission.
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A student asked during the live-streamed session.
Mr Bridenstine said: "Have we considered it? Yes, and it would not surprise me if that's what we did. "
He said the crew had not been able to see the moon by 2024.
He continued: "We could have a crew of two women going to the moon within five years."