Check out the mission profile for the NASA proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission, which looks pretty cool:

The idea is to be able to capture and study an asteroid which may or may not contain unobtainium. Hopefully this pretty cool three week-long operation will be able to see the light of the day…

31 Comments

  1. Leicester

    Dirty mining carebears.

    August 23, 2013 at 2:44 am Reply
  2. Dennis the Dreamer

    The only mining system that the goons can’t gank.

    August 23, 2013 at 2:48 am Reply
    1. Dave The Rave

      That should read “can’t fuck up”

      August 23, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply
  3. Ashesofempires

    They have to loop that music for the entirety of the mission, just to make sure the world is properly captivated. And so when something goes wrong they will have the perfect soundtrack.

    August 23, 2013 at 4:24 am Reply
  4. wolfe

    Goon’s have already started the plan to gank all NASA miners

    August 23, 2013 at 7:12 am Reply
    1. ape shooter

      We’re shooting monkeys in outer space shoot for decades, who should notice that we “dispose” goons in this way ?

      August 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply
  5. Silenciel

    This mining barge look have a very poor mining yield per hour.

    And no mining drone in help. Strange, because the Hayabusa mining drone works well.

    August 23, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply
  6. nigger jim

    its a shame because the whole thing looked cool but the entire budget for this was scrapped by congress. maybe china will do something neat in space

    August 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply
    1. youhaa

      Maybe Martha Mittani can help the US out with his RMTed tech money?

      August 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply
      1. nigger jim

        maybe, but if it wasnt for his site ad the writers that cover stuff like this all the time i probably wouldnt have read about it or how it was scrapped by congress.

        August 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply
        1. yoyo

          If you depend on Martha Mittani to tell you what’s happening in the world, you should ask your parents when they fucked up with your upbringing.

          August 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply
          1. nigger jim

            if you really read that far into comments maybe you should re-examine your trolling technique and see if you cant come up with better things.

            August 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm
  7. Looking To The Future

    I find the problem is two fold.

    The earth has too many problems, it seems wasteful to spend money when people around the world are starving. Yet money on the earth is wasted anyway on a lot less important crap everyday.

    HOWEVER at the same time, its humanity`s destiny to explore space. And who knows we might make way more than we could ever possibly imagine doing more in space.

    Maybe one day space could be the answer to all of our problems here on earth.

    August 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply
    1. Joel Korzep

      The NASA budget was only 048% of the 2012 Fiscal year budget of the Federal Gov’t. If anything we should be spending more on NASA and not less. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_of_NASA

      August 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply
      1. theRealist

        I agree, spending more money on useing the term loosly “space exploration” is the step in the right direction, if we are all stuck on this rock we are all gonna end up sending each other back to the stone age sooner or later.

        And as for people starving… well they shouldn’t procreate and add to the problem, let them starve its natures method of population control.

        August 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm Reply
        1. Missino

          Actually they should keep procreating but on other planets/moons. Imagine claiming all of the solar system in less than a century.

          August 26, 2013 at 2:52 am Reply
      2. Ez

        Please use something other than Wikipedia for citing things. http://www.nasa.gov/news/budget/index.html#.UheQ7xush8E

        August 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply
    2. Osmosis Jones

      We need to expand out like the virus we are =P.

      August 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm Reply
  8. Maciej Simm

    i hope the ISS crew is training mining foreman links

    August 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply
  9. someone teach NASA they need Exhumers V and how to use a Mackinaw or something lol

    August 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply
    1. lol

      NASA didn’t want that sov anyway

      August 24, 2013 at 1:05 am Reply
  10. anon

    they left out the part where they find mysterious eggs and then they hatch and well…

    August 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm Reply
  11. Thatguy

    What this is missing is “Some portions developed using Kerbal Space Program”.

    August 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm Reply
  12. Earth Person

    NASA should do this, and they should recruit me see as i having many years of mining experiance of mining in eve

    August 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm Reply
  13. Tekola

    Surely that kind of project would get a lot more funding if it would labeled as “orbital bombardment” or similar.
    Al Qaida or actually all kind of type terror organizations surely would be drooling that kind of city or up to continent level flattening weapon.

    August 24, 2013 at 6:43 am Reply
  14. de

    The belts probably contains fuel for us to begin our space colonization

    August 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply
    1. Missino

      Honestly all the fuel we need is in our upper atmosphere, we just need to get a refinery up there. Not only would we have all the fuel we would need, we would also be able to generate water from the gases in the upper atmosphere. We could additionally provide the majority of the compounds needed to sustain the life of crops in space. We have the tech all we need is the funding.

      August 26, 2013 at 2:49 am Reply
      1. WhoBeI

        I rather like our upper atmosphere where it’s at. It benefits me.

        August 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm Reply
        1. Missino

          Well we would only need to use a bit to allow transport of a refinery to jupiter.

          August 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm Reply
  15. Reti

    Maybe NASA will make it more fun than CCP does…..

    August 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm Reply
  16. Pit

    And science fiction meets reality again… maybe the NASA is allready building the first Rorqual. Who knows, but really interesting article ;-)

    September 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm Reply

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