January 8, 2013 By News Staff
Answer: capturing an asteroid and bringing it into the moon's orbit
The U.S. Office of Science and Technology is thinking about a proposal from Caltech scientists to capture an asteroid near Earth and bring it into the moon's orbit.
As io9.com reports, the $2.6 billion plan, if approved, would "see the development of a robotic spacecraft that would transport a 500-ton asteroid to the lunar orbit by 2025 where it could be mined for resources and even converted into a base for human habitation."
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