Mining Asteroids

An international team of aquanauts has begun training at a lab deep in the Atlantic Ocean for an eventual visit to an asteroid, NASA said.The scientists, astronauts and engineers making up the 16th excursion of NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) come from the United States and the space agencies of Japan and Europe.
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( AFP/GettyImages / June 12, 2012 )

An international team of aquanauts has begun training at a lab deep in the Atlantic Ocean for an eventual visit to an asteroid, NASA said.The scientists, astronauts and engineers making up the 16th excursion of NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) come from the United States and the space agencies of Japan and Europe.

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