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Forget Coal: Asteroid Mining Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

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

Space Mining: The Final Frontier For Oil Countries

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via, 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

Your Cheat-Sheet Guide to the New Space Race

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

Why Mine Asteroids When We Can Mine the Deep Sea?

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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?

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Will asteroid mining ever be profitable? This question was originally answered on Quora by Sophia de Tricht.

Asteroid Mining: The Next Grand Venture Of Tiny Luxembourg

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Who would have thought that one of the world's smallest countries would make a bid for leadership in cutting-edge space technology?

Asteroid Mining Sounds Hard, Right? You Don’t Know the Half of It

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.

Luxembourg’s Bid to Become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining

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 Biggest Space Race Milestones of 2016

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Asteroid Mining Could Become A Reality In As Soon As Ten Years

6 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

How soon could asteroid mining become a reality? This question was originally answered on Quora by Michael Busch.

StarTalk Radio With Neil deGrasse Tyson --Artificial Intelligence, Life on Exoplanets and Asteroid Mining

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...

The Future of Space: Top Issues Facing President-Elect Donald Trump

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.

Luxembourg Invests €25 million in 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 …

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 […]

Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining

Source: Visual Capitalist The post Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining appeared first on The Big Picture.

How to Start an Asteroid Mining Company Without a Mine

Deep Space Industries is an asteroid mining company without a mine—instead, it’s creating an entire industry.

NASA’s asteroid-harvesting mission solicits proposals for its robotic spacecraft

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

Project RAMA: Turning Asteroids Into Catapult-Powered Analog Spacecraft

Giant analog computers, 3-D printing, and catapults could be the future of asteroid mining

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