I’m generally a fan of NASA, as I’ve said here many times, and I’m willing to forgo some fiscal restraint to fund a lot of their work. In particular, I like the investments we make in the technology for newer and better telescopes to search for planets outside our solar system and locating near Earth objects. The results are not only interesting from a scientific point of view, but the process of developing them sometimes leads to new technological advances which can be used here on Earth. But even with all that said, I’m not sure if this particular scheme is even worth $100M.

Nasa plans asteroid rodeo to lasso 25ft space rock for research