Nasa scientists are planning to capture a 500 ton asteroid , relocate it and turn it into a space station for astronauts on their way to Mars.
The White House's Office of Science and technology will consider the £1.6bn plan in the coming weeks as it prepares to set its space exploration agenda for the next decade.
If approved it would be the first time a celestial object has ever been moved by humans.
Not only are we moving things on earth, now we are going to attempt to move things in space. This is really exciting.