Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Science

Need more resources on earth? Challenge accepted! Planetary Resources" mission is to mine asteroids for raw materials.
There are 31 comments:
Male 369
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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Male 14,775
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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Male 219
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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Female 2,549
Am still not clear about water, is it for thespace stations or incase we run short way over here?
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Male 1,239
[quote]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.[/quote]

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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Male 1,239
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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Male 7,775
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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Male 835
This is like fusion - always 20 years out :(
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Male 400
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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Male 1,793
space mining is no bullpoo... Neal Degras Tyson from The Daily Show...
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Male 153
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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Male 1,793
go for it.... another step to get us off this rock....
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Female 546
i`m gonna call bullpoo.
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Male 2,384
yea lets get oil from other places only to bring it back here and drat up the earth some more
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Male 5,413
@Steelgrid
USG Ishimura*
Don`t worry though, that planet cracker is only a problem if they find a Marker.
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Male 6,227
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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Male 4
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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Male 25,416
Always drilling where we dont belong.
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Male 353
this has to be onion.
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Male 2,345
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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Male 2,545
wow, cool idea...at least the rappers are happy!
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Male 2,700
Has the USS Ishimura not taught us anything?

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Male 3,285
Current costs to launch a mission to mine approx $26000 worth of materials from an asteroid..... $2 billion.
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Male 4,793
"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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Male 1,083
I`d hate to see how long an environmental assessment of mining an asteroid would take...
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Male 1,048
Wish I could partake in these events.. When and if they happen
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Male 10,440
... also, time to sell all your platinum...
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Male 10,440
Hell Yeah! The future is right here. But... who owns the asteroids?

[quote] sadly not in our life. [/quote]
You planning on dying soon?
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Male 104
Seems legit.
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Male 5,013
This will be the future,sadly not in our life.
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Female 8,044
Link: Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed [Rate Link] - Need more resources on earth? Challenge accepted! Planetary Resources` mission is to mine asteroids for raw materials.
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