What do Larry Page, Sergy Brin, Eric Schmidt, Ross Perot, K Ram Shriram, James Cameron, Peter H. Diamandis and Cahrles Simonyi have in common? Last week one may have surmised ‘Their Pubicist’. The group had the internet all wobbly over rumours that they we’re about to start-up an inter-planetary galactic mining company. The press release – bottom of this page – was all about combining space exploration with resource extraction made it all but obvious that somebody was going to announce some very ambitious plans surrounding asteroid mining. Turns out it’s not a new idea, just a press junket! Planetary Resources has officially unveiled its plans to mine in space.
Planetary Resources – www.planetaryresources.com – the 3 year old company whose backers include the above list of luminaries, used the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington to launch a bold plan to prospect on resource-rich asteroids in space not far from Earth :: Read the full article »»»»