Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace Corporation's design for a crewed mission to a Near Earth Object (asteroid) produced by Space.com in 2007. This piece shows how a human crew utilizing a Constellation system (Orion crew capsule plus a variant on an ISS module and airbags/penetrometers) could set down on an asteroid. The system would use the penetrometers to guage the bearing strength of the surface and harpool tethers to achieve a holdfast. Crew could then sample the surface using a robotic arm or engage in an EVA with jet packs or by holding onto the tethers in the microgravity environment. The airbag contact/tether base station would remain on the asteroid surface as a communication and science station after the mission departs for Earth return. This design was developed for a NASA HQ study and released to the public and news media on July 31, 2007. The resulting visibility (on the cover of Popular Science and many news sites) helped to change NASA's focus to asteroids/small bodies following the election of President Obama. Graphics and design by Bruce Damer and Ryan Norkus, produced and Narrated by Dave Brody.