The asteroid, or near Earth object, named Florence, passed by today some 4 million miles out, a somewhat frequent visitor, this is the first time we have heard of it. The question comes to mind, shouldn't we be putting more resources into the identification of such objects, rather than increasing military expenditure and adventurism?

A further thought comes mind, as these rocks have mastered space travel and we have not, could we use them to hitch a ride? It seems they have everything, minerals to mine, a regular schedule and known trajectory