In January, Deep Space Industries Inc. announced that it's working to launch spacecraft to mine asteroids and set up outer space gas stations to serve space colonies. The company is scheduled to launch a fleet of spacecraft in 2015 to begin taking images of nearby asteroids. In 2016, the company plans to launch spacecraft that would grab asteroid samples and return them to Earth.
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