#1674: Landingloop

How cool will it be when we are able to land astronauts on the surface of an asteroid?

There is, of course, no chance of a splashdown and performing a retrorocket descent is both risky and so 1969.

Today’s invention is therefore an asteroid landing strip which forms a continuous loop around the pseudo-spherical surface.

In the absence of air drag, friction between the wheels and the strip surface would bring any de-orbiting lander to a halt after perhaps half a dozen circuits.

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