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This Mining Company Plans to Land on an Asteroid in Three Years

If Deep Space Industries has its way, there’ll be a small robotic lander on a nearby asteroid in just three years. That’s the latest phase of the California-based asteroid mining company’s plan to bring about an outer space real estate boom by creating a resource supply chain off Earth. Read More >>

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The First Private Company Just Received Permission to Travel Beyond Earth’s Orbit

In a world first, a US-based company has been granted permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Moon Express, founded in 2010 by billionaire tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, just received clearance from aviation authorities to send a robotic probe to the moon’s surface to scout it for valuable resources. Read More >>

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Here’s Where We’ll Build Our First Space Mines, According to the Miners

There’s gold in them thar’ space rocks, say the miners of the future. There’s also platinum, rare earth elements, and even water. Mining in space may sound like science fiction, but as the founders of two space mining companies recently told me, their plans are very real. Read More >>

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Dust from Asteroid Mining Could Turn Into Another Space Junk Hazard

There is gold out there on asteroids. Silver and platinum and titanium, too. And if we’re seriously going to mine asteroids, it might be easier to tow them closer to Earth. But that could be serious trouble for satellites, according to new calculations by astrophysicists. Read More >>

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This Week’s Earth-Buzzing Asteroid Could Be Worth £125 Billion

The idea of mining nearby asteroids for resources we could use on Earth is fast becoming a possibility — and the asteroid set to buzz Earth on on February 15th could be worth up to £125 billion. If we could catch it. Read More >>