The next frontier for mining is in space. But before they can do that they'll first have to figure out how to get on to one. And it's been one of NASA's goals to latch astronauts on to space rocks and take samples for studying.

The agency released a rough video sketch for a plan for how they would do it. A team could launch from Earth on the Orion spacecraft and pick up speed by whipping around the moon and attach to an asteroid in nine days. They could dig, take a sample, maybe even mine it.

Of course this sounds a whole awful familiar if you remember the film Armageddon. Check it out in the video below: