When we finally make the jump to fully colonizing the Solar System, we’re going to want to use asteroids as stepping stones. We can use them as way stations, research facilities, even as spacecraft to further explore the Solar System. Today we’ll talk about the science and science fiction of hollowing out asteroids.
We can’t just go into space with a big butterfly net or catcher’s mitt, so how in the world could we capture an asteroid? Ah asteroids, those dinosaur-killing, Scrooge-McDuck-moneybins from heaven. They’re great and all, but you know what would be better? All the asteroids gathered up and put in a nice safe orbit where […]