Of course, we could send a team of miners to break through the asteroid, plant a nuclear bomb and blow it down in the dust and dirt.
But if NASA has its way, we will not have to train miners to be astronauts – there are other plans to divert these deadly asteroids. (Fortunately, too, because it is much more meaningful to train already trained astronauts to use doctrine instead of putting miners through an astronaut school but that's another matter altogether).
NASA prepares for a (potential) court result with the double asteroid redirect mission – a mission to check if we can hit a spacecraft in an asteroid and turn it off course, thus saving mankind and going has prevented us from ever sending Bruce Willis to space.
In the episode of this week on Watch This Space we will look at the mission of DART to 65803 Didymos – a binary asteroid (full of moonlet) that is currently circling the sun along the Earth.