Robots are paving the way toward lucrative space mining as NASA and private startups launch pioneering prospecting missions to precious metal-rich asteroids. President Donald Trump is obsessed with returning America to its coal mining past—but scientists and entreprenurs have far more ambitious plans. Show More Summary
Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, The centuries-long human fascination with space may go beyond making sci-fi movies and into a brave new world of asteroid mining within just a couple of decades. While scientists and engineers...Show More Summary
Key Players Peter Diamandis: Diamandis is an entrepreneur who has both helped drive the rise of commercial spaceflight and contributed to asteroid mining efforts—central to the space missions of countries like Luxembourg—through hisShow More Summary
Asteroid mining has gained steam in the popular psyche: who doesn’t love the idea of flying up to one of the giant rocks flying by and somehow harvesting it of its precious metals like platinum. But today at the 2017 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences, scientists considered whether… Read more...
Will asteroid mining ever be profitable? This question was originally answered on Quora by Sophia de Tricht.
Who would have thought that one of the world's smallest countries would make a bid for leadership in cutting-edge space technology?
Until asteroid mining companies can actually mine asteroids, they're staying solvent by playing in Earth's orbit. The post Asteroid Mining Sounds Hard, Right? You Don’t Know the Half of It appeared first on WIRED.
In 2016, Luxembourg began taking steps toward dominating the asteroid mining industry, and so potentially the flow of cash and commodities beyond Earth. The post Luxembourg's Bid to Become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining appeared first on WIRED.
The tiny European country is betting it all on riches from space.
Given how badly things are going here on planet Earth, it’s encouraging to see entrepreneurs working tirelessly to get us off this rock. From reusable rockets to Martian manifestos to asteroid mining, 2016 was a near like no other in the commercial space race. Here are the highlights. Read more...
How soon could asteroid mining become a reality? This question was originally answered on Quora by Michael Busch.
Join StarTalk Radio for a panel discussion and questions from the audience that run the gamut from mutant cyborgs and artificial intelligence, to life on exoplanets and asteroid mining. You’ll hear about the potential for life on Proxima B, an...
SPACE: Luxembourg boldly invests in asteroid mining.
Here's a look at some of the most pressing space issues that President-elect Trump may face, from the direction of NASA's human-spaceflight program to the regulation of asteroid mining.
Planetary Resources receives government funding for its asteroid mining business
BIG MONEY IN ASTEROIDS: Asteroid mining, that is. The reality is that the Earth’s crust is saddled with uneconomic materials, while certain types of asteroids are almost pure metal. X-type asteroids, for example, are thought to be the remnants of large asteroids that were pulverized in collisions in which their dense, metallic cores got separated […]
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Deep Space Industries is an asteroid mining company without a mine—instead, it’s creating an entire industry.
Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the spacefaring organization issued an official “request for proposals” from four partners on how they would go about creating the robotic spacecraft that would perform the actual asteroid… Read More
Giant analog computers, 3-D printing, and catapults could be the future of asteroid mining