Researchers Identify 12 Asteroids Close Enough for Space Mining

Common sense would suggest that humans would want to do everything possible to discourage the asteroids hurdling through solar system from heading towards Earth. But in the too-futuristic era of space rock mining that's just not the case anymore. » 8/12/13 1:25pm 8/12/13 1:25pm

Here's Your Chance to Become One of the First Asteroid Prospectors…

It was just over a year ago, back in April 2012, that we first learned the intentions of a company known as Planetary Resources: Asteroid mining. As in going into space, finding an asteroid that's not-too-far from Earth, and mining it for precious minerals and/or water which could be used as space-fuel for other… » 5/29/13 12:25pm 5/29/13 12:25pm

This Is How Asteroid Mining Will Work

Yesterday, a group of billionaires, scientists and engineers announced what could become the most important enterprise in human history since Columbus sailed West: an asteroid mining company called Planetary Resources. They want to jump start a completely new industry between the Earth and the Moon, one that will add… » 4/25/12 4:30pm 4/25/12 4:30pm

How the Space Miners Will Bring Trillions of Dollars to Earth

A group of billionaires and former NASA scientists is now unveiling the first asteroid mining company in history. They claim they will "add trillions of dollars to the global GDP" and "help ensure humanity's prosperity" by mining asteroids for rare metals like gold and platinum. » 4/24/12 1:30pm 4/24/12 1:30pm

New Space Mining Company Unveils Plans to Bring Asteroids to Moon…

Today, a group of billionaires and former NASA scientists will announce the first asteroid mining company in history. They claim they will "add trillions of dollars to the global GDP" and "help ensure humanity's prosperity" by mining asteroids for rare metals like gold and platinum. » 4/24/12 7:30am 4/24/12 7:30am