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New space company aims to mine asteroids for precious metals

A new private space company is expected to be unveiled Tuesday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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New Asteroid Mining Company Aims to Manufacture Products in Space

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

A new private company called Deep Space Industries announced today that it intends to send a fleet of small spacecraft to near-Earth asteroids with the aim of mining resources and turning them into products using space-based 3D prin... Read Post

Does asteroid mining violate space law?

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Read Post

Deep Space Mine: US Firm Targets Asteroids

News : The Coming Crisis (last year)

A company has unveiled plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials."Using resources harvested in space is the only way to afford permanent space development," said David... Read Post


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