Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring it up to a boil to cook the pasta. Once at a boil, add some salt and the pasta and cook it until al dente according to package directions.
Snap off the woody stems of the asparagus by holding the spears at each end and bending them. The stems will just snap off! Discard the woody fibrous end and cut the asparagus spears in half so they are bite-sized and about the size of the noodle. When the pasta has about 3-4 minutes left of cooking time, add in the asparagus and cook along with the pasta.