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Date: 04/25/12 02:00 PM

31 Responses to Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Link: Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed - Need more resources on earth? Challenge accepted! Planetary Resources` mission is to mine asteroids for raw materials.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    This will be the future,sadly not in our life.
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    jav805 Male 18-29
    104 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Seems legit.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Hell Yeah! The future is right here. But... who owns the asteroids?

    sadly not in our life.
    You planning on dying soon?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    ... also, time to sell all your platinum...
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Wish I could partake in these events.. When and if they happen
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    I`d hate to see how long an environmental assessment of mining an asteroid would take...
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    "Hell Yeah! The future is right here. But... who owns the asteroids? "

    Nobody does. If nobody owns it and the UN hasn`t declared it to be un-ownable, then anybody can mine that poo. I don`t think anybody will have much competition for mining an asteroid, especially considering how many there are and how few people will be able to mine them.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    Current costs to launch a mission to mine approx $26000 worth of materials from an asteroid..... $2 billion.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Has the USS Ishimura not taught us anything?

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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    wow, cool idea...at least the rappers are happy!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    The GOP said Obama killed NASA, killed space exploration (even though it was Bush that but NASA year after year) and Obama said that private companies would take over the role and go even further...

    Looks like Obama was right on the money.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
    352 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    this has to be onion.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Always drilling where we dont belong.
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    Powernade Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    Always drilling where we dont belong. - Fatninja01

    Please die quickly and quietly, as to not hold back those of us with vision.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    There is only one way that raiding asteroids for buried minerals and stuff is going to work: Squirrels in Space. You heard it here first. =^.^=
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    @Steelgrid
    USG Ishimura*
    Don`t worry though, that planet cracker is only a problem if they find a Marker.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    yea lets get oil from other places only to bring it back here and drat up the earth some more
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    i`m gonna call bullpoo.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    go for it.... another step to get us off this rock....
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    I read an article about this becoming an inevitability over a year ago, though most of the experts cited stated that at best this is something that won`t be accomplished for at least another 20-30 years with the most liberal estimates. The most conservative estimates quoted 50+ years.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    space mining is no bullpoo... Neal Degras Tyson from The Daily Show...
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:21:17 PM
    i`m gonna call bullpoo.


    Not to be too cheesey, but people called the Wright brothers full of crap. They said the same thing about indoor plumbing, electriicty, telephones, computers, modern medicine, cars etc etc
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:07 am
    This is like fusion - always 20 years out :(
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2012 at 6:49 am
    Never mind that we don`t feed the starving of the world, don`t stop fighting each other, allow our elected ones to bend us over...let`s plough our billions into collecting water off a space rock.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 7:05 am
    Saw this on the news while at the hospital after a car wreck. Everyone in the lobby started laughing and making fun. It was so disheartening to see how narrow-minded the animals around me are. Even if they fail at least they are trying and at least they will learn. You don`t make progress by sitting with your thumb up your ass. I wish them the best of luck and hope they make all the retards to simple to dream big look like the pathetic apes they are.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Never mind that we don`t feed the starving of the world, don`t stop fighting each other, allow our elected ones to bend us over...let`s plough our billions into collecting water off a space rock.

    They want to collect everything they can including minerals and fossil fuels so you look pretty petty trying to twist it to sound more in line with your point of view. Someone tries to find a way to solve one problem and all you can say for yourself is how bad they are for not solving other problems? At least they are trying something. Just when is the last time you did something amazing or great that potentially helps millions of people in ANY way. You`re pathetic.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Am still not clear about water, is it for thespace stations or incase we run short way over here?
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    chance13 Male 40-49
    219 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Water is the bigger prize here. With water you can make liquid hydrogen and oxygen in space...fuel and breathable atmosphere created from asteroids.

    Pretty incredible.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    T-Rex: "I have a plan... we`re running out of resources. Why don`t we get a big asteroid and steer it towards us. We`ll harvest the bounty at the Yucatan Peninsula."
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    This is a dumb plan. Im all for getting more resources from space but gold and platnum? The world uses those as currency! Hasnt anyone heard of inflation? Immagine that but world wide leaving every country that doesnt harvest materials from asteroids flat broke. Also, the work conditions could be worse than those in labor camps because who could stop it?
    Not a good idea. Not a good idea.

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