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Mining the Asteroids: The Next Boom

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. […]

Planetary Resources wants your help spotting asteroids

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

NASA Wants YOU, to Help Hunt Asteroids

Citizen scientists take note: You can help save the planet from threatening space rocks, and win some prize money to boot. NASA and asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources have teamed up to launch a contest series called "Asteroid...Show More Summary

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

8 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

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

"Space-Age Google" Joins with NASA to Crowdsource Asteroid Detection

There are approximately 620,000 asteroids that are tracked in our Solar System. This number represents less than one percent of the estimated objects that orbit the Sun. Now, a new space-age venture, Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company funded by...

Planetary Resources partners with NASA to crowdsource asteroid detection

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We are continually being surprised by new discoveries of near-Earth asteroids and comets, often noticing them only after they have completed a close approach. Only one asteroid has ever been found and projected to impact prior to its actually doing so. Show More Summary

Planetary Resources and NASA team up to crowdsource the search for asteroids

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Planetary Resources really wants to mine asteroids for valuable materials, but first it has to find them. So the company is partnering with NASA on a crowdsourcing project that would put the American public to work identifying and tracking near-Earth-objects (NEOs). Show More Summary

Buddhists respond to climate change: Meet the One Earth Sangha

An online resource has emerged to help shape Buddhist thought and activism with regard to the  realities of climate change and other planetary challenges. One Earth Sangha, jointly created by the UK’s Gaia House and Green Sangha in San Francisco, strives “to support awakening and responding to climate change and other threats to our shared [...]

Don't miss LeVar Burton, Ben Heck, Adafruit and Planetary Resources at Expand NY!

We're getting more and more excited watching the Expand NY agenda come together. We've already announced our first set of speakers (by which we mean people on stage, not those kind of speakers) including legendary game designer Peter...Show More Summary

Researchers find 12 easily captured near-Earth asteroids

Both NASA and Planetary Resources dream of capturing asteroids, but they need viable targets -- many space rocks aren't easily moved. The University of Strathclyde just gave those organizations some help by identifying 12 near-Earth asteroids that are relatively easy to catch. Show More Summary

Space: The Final Frontier of 3-D Printing

Boldly 3-D printing where no one has 3-D printed before. Planetary Resources, the innovative, bold company with plans to strip-mine asteroids for their valuable resources, has revealed it will use advanced 3-D printing techniques to produce its line of Arkyd space telescopes. Show More Summary

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 Defense, Future Of Space Travel Could Hinge On Kickstarter

last yearLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Sweetie187/Flickr Planetary Resources, the group of world leaders charged with building the ground floor opportunities for a space travel industry, needs our help. One of those opportunities involves mining asteroids, believed to hold riches beyond belief. 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.

3D Systems Invests In Asteroid Miners Planetary Resources, Opens Up New Seed-Stage Venture Arm

Planetary Resources' plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but that hasn't stopped some big names from backing the company. Today, that list just got a little bigger...Show More Summary

3D Systems Teams Up With Would-Be Asteroid Miner

3D printers will be used to manufacture components for Planetary Resources spacecraft.

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