CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A privately owned asteroid mining firm, backed in part by Google Inc's founders, launched a crowd-funding project on Wednesday to gauge public interest in a small space telescope that could serve as a backdrop for personal photographs, officials said.
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The Planetary Resources company sees near-Earth asteroids like 2012 DA14 as the next frontier in mining. The company has the backing of Google and James Cameron, and the first mission is in 20 months.
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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 wants to offer average citizens what it hopes is a close second – the opportunity to join the search for alien worlds. Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining startup with high-profile backers like Google chairman Eric Schmidt and...
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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 missions. In a word: Ambitious. A couple months later, we...
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The 3D technology company RealD this morning announced that the film director James Cameron has resigned from the company's board "due to the rigorous demands of his filmmaking commitments."
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Deep Space Industries says the materials in a nearby asteroid are worth $195 billion, a number some say stretches the truth.
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A private project to mine asteroids for vital resources will launch a series of miniature satellites in 2014 to scope out elements of the mission. Planetary Resources, which is backed by Google founder Larry Page and chief executive Eric Schmidt, was formed in 2010 to "expand Earth's natural resource base. The company plans to build towards launching the first mission to...
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On the same day that a meteor exploded over Russia injuring almost a thousand people and an asteroid passed too close to Earth for comfort, the asteroid-mining company Deep Space Industries (DSI) proposes setting up sentry lines in space to track and study rogue asteroids posing a threat to Earth. Using technology originally intended for prospecting for water and minerals on...
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Last week, we asked you to submit any burning questions you had for us. This week, we answer. Topics include Lawrence Lessig, asteroid mining, the future religious make-up of the United States, and the effects of concealed-carry laws. Read full article >>
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