samzenpus from the here-comes-the-sun dept.
coondoggie writes "In the process of detailing its $17.7 billion 2014 budget this week, NASA highlighted a mission to snag a 500-ton asteroid, bring it back, stash it near the moon and study it. It also took the time to put in a plug for an ongoing research project called Solar Electric Propulsion, which NASA says could be the key technology it needs to pull off the asteroid plan."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.