NASA Wants to Park an Asteroid Near the Moon by 2021
It sounds like something from science fiction, but it could happen by 2021, as NASA is planning on sending a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it by the moon. Senator Bill Nelson says the president has given the go ahead to bring a space rock closer to Earth so it can be studied.
Deep Space Industries Hopes to Mine Asteroids by 2015
It’s long been thought that asteroids are rich in minerals and could be a source for water, in the form of ice, and could be rich in metals. A company in California, Deep Space Industries, has plans to inspect small asteroids as they pass earth for potential mining projects.