Back in May I wrote about House Resolution 2262 – or the SPACE Act – which effectively cleared any regulatory hurdles that kept companies from mining in space. I sat down with the President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, a company that plans to do just that. Show More Summary
SPACE: ‘Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch. “The near-Earth asteroid is an intriguing candidate for mining, said representatives of the company Planetary Resources, which is hoping to begin these activities in the coming decades.... Previous studies by Planetary Resources estimated that 2011 UW158 contains about $5.4 trillion worth of platinum, […]
The first spacecraft of the asteroid-mining venture Planetary Resources will test technologies for future space missions
The asteroid-mining industry has taken a step closer to becoming an actual thing, with the successful deployment of Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft from the International Space Station Wednesday night. The A3R's...Show More Summary
We’re a month away from going over budget in using this year’s planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects.
Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, who has founded companies like Space Adventures and Planetary Resources, explains why he is optimistic for the future. He backs up this optimism with ideas from his 2012 book titled "Abundance: The Future...Show More Summary
Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, who has founded companies like Space Adventures and Planetary Resources, explains what separates him from SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, which includes the immense risks he took to fulfill his vision. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources takes its first step into space, with its first satellite sitting on the International Space Station waiting to be deployed.
Now you too can be Bruce Willis in Armageddon (Harry Stamper…the character's name name was Harry Stamper…) without the worry of dying alone in space. NASA, in cooperation with Planetary Resources, has created a new app allowing the nearsighted or maybe even the asthmatic to protect the Earth from threatening asteroids. Show More Summary
Planetary Society Media Producer Merc Boyan presents our new video resource.
NASA and Planetary Resources are making it easier for amateur astronomers to find new asteroids with a desktop app called Asteroid Data Hunter.
Peter Diamandis recently spoke with The WorldPost about his new book, “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” He is also founder of the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founder of Singularity University, Planetary Resources...Show More Summary
Peter Diamandis is a space-obsessed entrepreneur who has founded companies, like Space Adventures and Planetary Resources, that are in the process of opening the space frontier. Diamandis, who just authored a new book called "Bold," explains how outer space will create the first trillionaire and why it's so important for humans to explore space. Show More Summary
P eter Diamandis and Steven Kotler are used to being in charge. Diamandis is the CEO of the XPRIZE and co-chairman of Planetary Resources, and Kotler is the cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project as well as being...Show More Summary
First Russia was interested in mining energy from the moon. Now China is actively taking steps toward developing the ability to mine helium-3 from the lunar surface. And while NASA and start-ups like Planetary Resources (a venture of James Cameron and
Then you'd get Human Resources, an absolutely excellent-looking strategy game from the makers of the very good Planetary Annihilation. Oh, and the kicker? Humans are literally a resource. As in, you harvest them. Read more...
The Monday Night Combat/Planetary Annihilation dev's new apocalyptic strategy game is all about destruction.
Monday Night Combat creator Uber Entertainment revealed its next project, Human Resources, today. The game is the follow-up to its previous Kickstarter success story Planetary Annihilation, with another uniquely-themed crowdfunded RTS. Taking place...
This profile of “asteroid miners” Planetary Resources is worth a read, if only because this seems so out-of-this-world: The team is currently busy at work at Planetary Resources’ new facilities, building prospecting spacecraft. Developing and producing its own technology in-house is both economic and savvy for a moderately small company with big aims, says Lewicki. […]
Eager to help Planetary Resources look for asteroids and bring humanity that much closer to space mining? Well, it's time to get cracking. The company has launched Asteroid Zoo, a site that relies on crowdsourcing (i.e. you) to both find rocks in the...