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Asteroid Mining

Trillion Dollar Space Industry Started, and You Missed Out

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.28.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Asteroids are leftover rocks from the creation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago.

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

Jason Linkins

Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really? | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

Zach Carter

Congress Could Privatize Asteroids, Because There Isn't Anything Else To Do | Zach Carter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An awful lot of important issues are not likely to get a vote from House Republicans in the final two-week congressional session before ...

Back in Business -- Attending Harvard Business School's Second Annual Conference on Space Business

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 27, 2013 Captain Michael López-Alegría, COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION President with Zoe P. Strassfield, author, at the Harv...

Asteroid Mining Start-Up To Put Selfies In Space

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/29/2013 01:14 PM EDT on A private company that plans to mine asteroids unveiled a new venture today (M...

The Moon is a Natural Platform for Asteroid Mining, Detection and Deflection

XPRIZE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology

By Naveen Jain Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation and a Founder and Chairman of...

Asteroid Impacts Over Russia -- Another Larger Rock Passing Very Close to Earth

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

Today scientists are closely tracking 434 asteroids that are large enough and come close enough to the Earth to be of potential future concern, and while none of these pose any significant risk today, increased surveillance is required.

What Asteroid Venture Means For Interstellar Spaceflight

Posted 01.24.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/24/2013 10:07 AM EST on Exploiting the many resources of our solar system may enable humanity to venture bey...

Startup Reveals Ambitious Space-Based Mining Venture

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan 22 - A team of entrepreneurs and engineers unveiled plans on Tuesday for a space mining compan...

Ex-Goldman Trader Hopes To Make 'First Trade In Space'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

One ex-Goldman Sachs trader is hoping his trade takes off, quite literally. Prolific trader Anton Kreil announced Tuesday he plans to break a new ...

Scientists Push Ambitious Plan To Avert Asteroid Disaster

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/08/2012 06:58 AM EDT on The nations of the world need to work together to develop a warning and communicat...

WATCH: Robot's Amazing Feet Could Help It Land On Asteroids

Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/20/2012 02:14 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily A new biologically-inspired robot could one day crawl ov...

Thousands Apply For Jobs Building Asteroid-Mining Robots | Mike Wall | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

If you want to be an asteroid miner, you've got some stiff competition. Less than three weeks after officially unveiling its asteroid-mining plans,...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Asteroid Mining, The Republican Brain, Science Education On 'The Point' | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

I was recently invited to guest host "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks'" YouTube channel, TownSquare. As the Science Correspondent (and resid...

Space Merchants and Planetary Mining

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 07.02.2012 | Science
Ayodele Faiyetole

The exhaustibility of mineral resources on Earth and their almost infinite deposits on other planetary bodies in our solar system are fast leading to the development of a whole new industry spearheaded by exploratory-entrepreneurial visionaries.

Occupy Asteroids?

Randall Amster | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science
Randall Amster

The announcement this week of an asteroid mining venture -- backed by Google executives, the Perot Group, and James Cameron, among others -- is precisely the sort of item that conjures both absurdity and horror in its full implications.

WATCH: Stewart Calls 'Bullsh*t' On Asteroid Mining

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Comedy

This week, a collective of independently wealthy people, including two Google execs and "Titanic" director James Cameron, announced the launch of a co...

Space Wealth

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology
Craig K. Comstock

As the current brouhaha about asteroid mining shows, visionaries may toil quietly until famous or rich people decide to enact an idea.

Company Backed By Google Execs And James Cameron Announces Bold Plans For Space Missions

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Google Inc executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are among those bankrolling a vent...