posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:15 PM
Interesting idea, I hope it is worked out with safety utmost in mind. However, I don't think is being done for mere research and scientific endeavor.
I think this being done to see if another way of mining minerals/materials in space can be done in way that doesn't require long and expensive
missions to far off asteroids. Instead, simply push the asteroid closer to Earth and setup operations. But then again, maybe it is just for the
"lols". Either way, I'm not sure if this is worth the investment---Obama's idea or not.