Can We Turn Asteroids into Spaceships?

Mining asteroids could enrich humanity with untold wealth, but while we're out there, why not construct spacecraft out of the asteroid husks?

Published On 06/10/2016
12:58 PM EDT
Artist's illustration of an asteroid that has been turned into a giant mechanical spacecraft, which could fly itself to a mining outpost. | Made In Space
Diagram of an asteroid that has been converted into a mechanical spacecraft by a robotic "Seed Craft." | Zoe Brinkley