There are Hail and Transwarp buttons on the Overview page that people are using. Unfortunately, the Hail does give you a choice to accept the mission. This is causing people to enter the asteroid zone without having the mission.
The result is people asking how to get the mining lazer, how can I mine, etc etc - every few seconds. Please add an option to accept the mission from the Overview page and all this confusion will go away.
He meant ."does not give you a choice to accept the mission."