On the new NASA Budget for FY2011 there is a major new funding for NEO identification and cataloging of NEOs, specifically an increase by $16M/year. This will an emphasis on various robotic precursor programs including "demonstrating a factory to process lunar or asteroid materials for use for various purposes."
Link: NASA FY2011 Budget Documents
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01 February 2010
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