Recently in the Asteroid Grand Challenge Category

The Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum at NASA Headquarters provided status updates from the ongoing Asteroid Redirect Mission concept and extensibility refinement to expand on the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is a follow-on step from the 2013 Request for Information in mission planning activities.

Asteroid Initiative Workshop Session Video

NASA resumed the Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Workshop, which was postponed due to the recent government shutdown, between November 20-22. During the make-up days NASA continued to examine the many good ideas that were submitted in response to the Asteroid Initiative Request for Information in June.

NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and a variety of partnerships with other government agencies, international partners, industry, academia, and citizen scientists. It complements NASA's recently announced mission to redirect an asteroid and send humans to study it.