Lucy in the sky: Spacecraft will visit record 8 asteroids

  • Southwest Research Institute image The Lucy spacecraft is depicted approaching an asteroid. It will be first space mission to explore a diverse population of small bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Attention asteroid aficionados: NASA is set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system’s most enticing space rocks.