Mining for minerals in space is an amazing prospect, but NASA wants to be sure to reel in the right catch.
Grabbing one of these little suckers might be a whole lot cheaper than NASA had thought.
NASA plans its first mission to visit an asteroid to see if we'll be able to mine them in the future.
There's a lot of talk about what NASA's deep space manned missions will look like, and now a news article is giving us a sneak peek ahead of any official announcement: sending a crew of astronauts to land on a nearby asteroid, which would mean boldly going where no human has ever gone before.
Later today a group of high profile billionaires will be officially announcing the formation of a new company called Planetary Resources. Their mission? To mine near-Earth asteroids for whatever resources they may hold.