Video Caption: What’s the best way to explore comets and asteroids? Spacecraft? Rovers?
The answer may be a bit both — a spacecraft/rover hybrid.
Exploring small bodies like comets and asteroids could shed light on the origin and evolution of the solar system and even the origin of life on our planet.
Watch as Marco Pavone, Stanford University, and Ben Hockman, student, Stanford University, discuss their NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) for spacecraft/rover hybrids.
This video was developed from a live recording at the 2015 NIAC Fall Symposium in October, 2015. To watch the full original talk please visit: http://bit.ly/1GGh5r8
To learn more about NIAC visit: www.nasa.gov/niac