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 ?
Planetary Resources, which has close ties to Google, will likely be charged with restoring Hangar One and operating the affiliated airfield.
A Harvard study that suggests only 10 near-Earth asteroids are worth mining has come under fire
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
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
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
The age of asteroid mining could be close at hand. Researchers discover 12 objects that could be captured with today's technology.
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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.
In a Reddit AmA, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources showed off the benefits and complications of their exciting techniques.
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
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has a new venture on their hands, and they've turned to Kickstarter to fund it. They want to launch the ARKYD, a space telescope that's not only crowdfunded, but actually crowd controlled.Show More Summary
In May, asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources announced its crowdfunding campaign for one of its Arkyd 100 telescope satellites that backers would be allowed to use for a bit of private space exploration. Having reached over US$860,000...Show More Summary