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Swarm of spacecraft
The company plans to send its first mining mission to an asteroid that contains water, which can be converted into breathable air, radiation shielding, and rocket fuel.
(Image: Kleck Institute)
Asteroid capture concept
NASA plans to gain resources from asteroids on a grander scale. Unmanned spacecraft will be sent to a smaller asteroid to "capture it".
After the asteroid is captured, NASA plans to bag it and drag it into an orbit near the moon, where it will be mined and its resources sent to Earth.