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Planetary Resources explains how asteroid mining will open space for human colonization

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Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM by AlexMuller

All of the transportation needs in space –— from orbit raises to station keeping to Lunar landings or even expeditions to the outer planets –— are near infinitely more achievable when access is fueled by the resources present in near-infinite quantities on asteroids.

 

In short, harnessing the resources of space for utilization in space is a far less daunting challenge than we are prone to believe.

 
To help visualize why asteroids play such a vital role and where Planetary Resources comes in, they have produced an educational short for you.
 
Prospecting and staking claim on asteroids will drive economic growth into the Solar System.
 


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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
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Great, what is needed for our growing population is some hope of new resources that can be found and used without harming our planet even further Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
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There is another important point: for survival of the human species, we have to address the asteroids, or they will address us. Because statistically a big enough one will come along that will scrub the planet clean and set it back to zero
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
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This new skills might just save mankind from sharing the fate of the dinosaurs - if we can learn how to stop a massive asteroid smashing into Earth. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
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Asteroids are attracting investments, they are seen as the low-hanging fruit of the solar system, they are just there and they are not difficult to get
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
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Gold rush in space- to harness cosmic riches could make, and break, fortunes on Earth. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
+0
Companies are investing but also much will to come from government and research institute contracts and from corporate advertising and corporate sponsorship. Reply
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