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Old 06-12-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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NASA is in the final planning stages for the mission to 16 Psyche.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/11/na...etal-asteroid/

It is set for a 2022 launch. To me the mission concept is a pretty good one: not only do we get mineralogical information for future asteroid mining operations, but we also get to directly examine what was probably once part of a (proto)planetary core. A win for both science and economics.

Hopefully some politician won't stupidly decide to cancel it.
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