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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Space

Asteroid mining, orbital 3-D printing, and--of course--manned spaceflight are all part of the modern-day space race. 1. SpaceX For making rockets reusable, and Mars seem possible. Already the world's most high-profile commercial spaceflight...Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson And Friends Debate The Commercialization Of Space

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson, along with a panel of noted space entrepreneurs and historians, weigh in on space tourism, asteroid mining, and sharing the spoils of space. Space exploration is no longer solely the purview of governments. Show More Summary

Live Streamed Tonight! --The 2014 "Isaac Asimov Debate" Led by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Space exploration is entering a new era. Dozens of aerospace companies have emerged in recent years, all with the goal of commercializing space as never before ranging from Space X to Planetary Resouces the asteroid mining company funded by Google's...

NASA just made moon mining a real possibility

We’ve heard enthusiastic talk of space asteroid mining missions before, but these ambitious plans could be one step closer to becoming a reality after NASA announced that it’s began accepting applications from private enterprises to fund such missions in return … Continue reading ?

Asteroid mining company negotiating with NASA to restore and operate historic airport

6 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Planetary Resources, which has close ties to Google, will likely be charged with restoring Hangar One and operating the affiliated airfield.

Asteroid Mining Study Finds Few Worthwhile Space Rocks Near Earth

A Harvard study that suggests only 10 near-Earth asteroids are worth mining has come under fire

'Ah, it's sweet here' — Amazing video of Virgin Galactic test flight

VIDEO We've got space on the brain here at Upstart Business Journal today. If an interview with an asteroid mining nonprofit wasn't enough, here's an amazing video showing Virgin Galactic's recent test flight for its upcoming commercial space flights, set to begin in 2014. Show More Summary

Space Wealth founder: Asteroids are just the beginning

William BC Crandall has an MBA in extraterrestrial resource development (yes, that degree really exists). And he thinks that asteroid mining is the best way to jumpstart private space exploration. Considering news last week that NASA...Show More Summary

6 Start-Ups Joining Forces With Scientists

From health video games to asteroid mining, here's how companies are teaming up with scientists to bring their work out of the lab. Scientists are constantly developing new and exciting technology... but for consumers, advances in the lab aren't enough. Show More Summary

Astronomers identify 12 asteroids we could easily mine for valuable resources

The age of asteroid mining could be close at hand. Researchers discover 12 objects that could be captured with today's technology.

Hadron's Forge features asteroid mining, real elements

Minecraft in space isn't exactly an original idea. StarForge showed up last year with impressive technology to back up that basic conceit and a greater focus on combat. Hadron's Forge starts with some of the same ideas: collect minerals,...Show More Summary

Robot army vs. Carlos Danger

If I told you we're on the brink of a brave new world filled with self-driving cars, memory implants, asteroid mining and government-funded humanoid robots, you'd probably tell me I was hitting the bong and/or the Syfy channel. I can...Show More Summary

Space savers

last yearTechnology : Babbage

THE Space Age produced lots of predictions about the future that never quite came true—moon bases, asteroid mining, giant orbiting habitats and sun-fueled orbital power stations, to name a few. But one way in which it did change the world was the introduction of the artificial satellite. Show More Summary

NASA Seeks Congressional Support for Near-Earth Asteroid Mining Initiative

Asteroid mining has long been proposed as a way to source and extract precious metals and rare minerals that are rapidly running out here on Earth. Although the concept seems like science fiction, past proposals have received support from Google and James

All systems go for Planetary Resources' Arkyd 100 space telescope

Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company based in Bellevue, Washington, completed its Kickstarter campaign on Sunday after a 33-day run that raised US$1,505,366 from 17,600 backers. The purpose of the campaign was to raise...Show More Summary

Planetary Resources and Zooniverse tease citizen astronomers with 'Asteroid Zoo'

Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company backed by Google’s CEO Larry Page & chairman Eric Schmidt has three days to go in its already successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to build an asteroid hunting telescope accessible to the public. Show More Summary

This Asteroid Mining Startup Wants To Let People Take Pictures Of Themselves From Space

Planetary Resources, a startup that wants to mine asteroids for precious metals, is giving Earthlings a chance to to take "selfies," or photos of themselves, from outer space. Here's how it works: Planetary Resources is developing a space telescope called ARKYD that's designed to orbit the Earth and look for asteroids that could be worth mining. Show More Summary

Planetary Society Hangout: Arkyd Telescopes, Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki, Bill Nye

We talk to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more. Bill Nye and Jennifer Vaughn join host Bruce Betts.

Everything you want to know about asteroid mining

last yearTechnology : GigaOM

In a Reddit AmA, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources showed off the benefits and complications of their exciting techniques.

Mining the heavens: In conversation with Planetary Resources' Chief Engineer

It wasn't long ago that asteroid mining was only found in the pages of science fiction. Now, with increasing interest in the commercial exploitation of space, companies are springing up to turn asteroids from things that Bruce Willis blows up, into raw materials for future travellers and colonists. Show More Summary

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