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Latest on Crowdfunding... Searching for Alien Planets

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

You know I'm a big fan of crowd funding. In 2012, over $2.8 billion of capital was unleashed from the crowd to fund innovative projects. That number i...

UPDATE: Kickstarter Offers Normals The Chance To Search For Aliens

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.21.2013 | Small Business

Ever wanted to visit an alien planet? The technology to “boldly go where no man has gone before” may not be here yet, but one cutting edge company...

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 SPACE.com A private company that plans to mine asteroids unveiled a new venture today (M...

Kickstarting the Future of Space Exploration

Peter Diamandis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

We want to make space accessible to people from all walks of life, all ages, across the globe, and let them get involved in the process from every stage.

NASA Gets Help In Hunt For Dangerous Space Rocks

Posted 03.03.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/01/2013 02:18 PM EST on SPACE.com NASA is slated to get some help in the search for potentially hazardous asteroids, w...

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...

Richard Branson Plans To Start Mars Colony

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Richard Branson is going to Mars. The British billionaire and adventurer, whose company, Virgin Galactic, is among the world’s most prominent spa...

WATCH: Virgin Galactic Makes Huge Announcement

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

Humans aren't the only cargo Virgin Galactic is planning to take into space. At the Farnborough International Airshow in southern England on Wednes...

Secretive Spaceflight Firm Lifts Veil On New Spacecraft Plans

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/07/2012 06:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The curtain of secrecy is being raised by Blue Origin, a private entrepreneuri...

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.

Billionaire's Secretive Space Venture Reveals Rocket Plan

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/30/2012 06:26 AM EDT on SPACE.com Blue Origin wants to fly under the radar all the way into space. The secretive pr...

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.

Ex-Astronaut Details Bold Asteroid-Mining Venture

AP | By DONNA BLANKINSHIP and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.25.2012 | Science

SEATTLE -- Using space-faring robots to mine precious metals from asteroids almost sounds easy when former astronaut Tom Jones describes it – pr...

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...

Nate C. Hindman

Space Startup Plans To Mine Asteroids

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Small Business

Remember that movie "Armageddon"? Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck travel to space to drill into an asteroid and break it apart before it collides with Ea...