Hey Space Placers!
There was some buzz earlier this week about asteroid mining. Several start up companies have announced that they want to get into the asteroid mining business and are putting their (and numerous investors) money where there mouth is.
Read the details in this great article http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/newsblog/Asteroid-Mining-Gets-Competitive-188038361.html
The timeline is sure aggressive and it will be interesting to watch and see how it all develops.
Sky Guy in VA