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NASA prepares astronauts for manned asteroid mission

Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and James Cameron will begin space mining operations by 2022, details later today

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As promised, Bellevue, Washington-based Planetary Resources is letting everyone else in its plans. The project, backed by Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, film director James Cameron, and Ross Perot Jr., will initially focus on the creation of low-cost robotic spacecraft designed for use in surveying missions. Ultimately, the...
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and James Cameron will begin space mining operations by 2022, details later today

Mining a $20 trillion asteroid? New clues emerge about space robot startup

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We’ve been digging up details this week about a Seattle-area startup that is developing robots to explore space, led by the former flight director for NASA’s Mars Rover missions, along with some of the biggest names in commercial spaceflight, and backed by investors and advisers including Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt,...
Mining a $20 trillion asteroid? New clues emerge about space robot startup

Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

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Planetary Resources, a Bellevue-based startup backed by big names in space, technology and movies, has grabbed the attention of the scientific world over the past week with teasers about its plans to send robots into space to mine asteriods. GeekWire has been tracking this story since last year, when we...
Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

Space Selfies: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken In Orbit Above Earth For $25

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Two new privately funded space telescopes will let schools and universities perform space imaging on the cheap. Self-portraits in outer space (yes, they exist) are just the beginning of the new space telescope race. Both Planetary Resources and the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) are launching two new, privately...
Space Selfies: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken In Orbit Above Earth For $25
Asteroid mining company unveils lightweight telescope for deep space missions

Asteroid mining company flooded with job applications

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Who wouldn't want to work with these guys? Peter Diamandis, Chris Lewicki and Eric Anderson of Planetary Resources at the news conference this week. Planetary Resources, the Bellevue-based company that this week unveiled plans to launch robotic spacecraft into space to mine asteroids, has received nearly 1,000 job applications since...
Asteroid mining company flooded with job applications

Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

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When Planetary Resources first announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids last year, the response was impressive. More than 3,500 people applied for jobs, another 2,500 inquired about investing and nearly 50,000 reached out wanting to get involved in some way or another. While the Bellevue-based company could only allow a select few onto...
Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]

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Whirling lumps of cold space rock could one day help power our economy. Really. That's where the newly formed Planetary Resources comes in.You probably haven't thought too much about asteroids since videogames were played in pizza parlors rather than on phones. (Can you imagine?) But now you should. Here's why.An...
How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, James Cameron to announce potential asteroid mining outfit

Planetary Resources shows 'daringly small' asteroid-hunting spacecraft

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Planetary Resources, the asteroid-mining company backed by some of the biggest names in technology and aerospace, is out with a new behind-the-scenes video showing some of the latest prototypes of the spacecraft that it plans to use to hunt for asteroids. An earlier rendering of the Arkyd-100 in orbit....
Planetary Resources shows 'daringly small' asteroid-hunting spacecraft
No borders: Space heroes join together for epic night

Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds

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What once was solely the realm of science fiction is increasingly becoming part of the world we live in. A cadre of somewhat eccentric billionaires has backed a startup that aims to mine eear-Earth asteroids, and now we have all the details. At first glance, this has all the earmarks...
Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds

Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest

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Addie Augsburger’s video won first place. There’s just something about Washington teenagers and their ability to talk about space exploration creatively. The Coalition for Space Exploration and NASA just announced the winners of their “Why Space Matters to the Future” national video contest and two Washington teens won first...
Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest
Newsmakers 2012: Asteroid miner Chris Lewicki points Planetary Resources to a new industry in space

Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

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Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. The Tuesday morning event took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle....
Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

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The cat got let out of the bag a little early, but Planetary Resources has now officially announced its existence and mission. We already told you that the venture plans to mine asteroids for profit, and is backed by a bunch of bigwigs from Silicon Valley and Hollywood. But...
Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

Robots in Space: Live from the Planetary Resources news conference

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Coming up at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this morning is the highly anticipated news conference by Planetary Resources, the space robot venture that plans to formally unveil and explain its plans to mine near-earth asteroids. The company is backed by big names such as Google’s Larry Page and Eric...
Robots in Space: Live from the Planetary Resources news conference

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

The investment we all have in asteroid mining | Dan Gillmor

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Whatever the sceptics think, humanity has no long-term future unless we think seriously about colonising spaceThe doubters are having a field day with Tuesday's announcement of a private venture, organized by a collection of tech titans, to launch a mission to mine asteroids. Adjectives such as "quixotic" are being used...
The investment we all have in asteroid mining | Dan Gillmor

Video: Star Trek's 'Data' checks out Google Glass for first time: 'How do I reset?'

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Google Glass is the type of futuristic gadget you might see on Star Trek. So, what does Lieutenant Commander Data — also known as actor Brent Spiner — think of the futuristic eyewear? Spiner got a first-hand look today when he stopped by The Museum of Flight in Seattle for the...
Video: Star Trek's 'Data' checks out Google Glass for first time: 'How do I reset?'
Curiosity packs the house for a perfect landing on Mars

Today in Tech: Google CEO backs asteroid mining venture

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * What happens when tech companies like Google (GOOG) get defensive on privacy issues? Not only do they rub other companies and consumers the wrong way, they serve as reminders of the industry’s...
Today in Tech: Google CEO backs asteroid mining venture
Deep Space Industries entering asteroid-mining world, creates competition for Planetary Resources

Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources details plans for space resource hunt

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Planetary Resources, the high-profile new company backed by Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and James Cameron among others, announced earlier today that it would be prospecting for near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) containing precious metals in the Platinum group or other natural resources. Now, it's revealed more about how it plans to...
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources details plans for space resource hunt

Asteroid Is New Frontier for Mining

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Planetary Resources will outline a plan to cut years and billions of dollars off current ideas of pursing mining in space by setting up a competition to have private space companies do the mining....
Asteroid Is New Frontier for Mining

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

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Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

Planetary Resources founds the asteroid mining industry

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Some time in the next 18 to 24 months, Planetary Resources, Inc. will launch a series of mass-produced 9" space telescopes, dubbed Arkyd Series 100 spacecraft. They're specifically designed to identify which of the roughly 8,900 near-Earth asteroids are both smaller than 50 meters and suitable targets for retrieval...
Planetary Resources founds the asteroid mining industry
Pack Your Freeze-Dried Ice Cream! Space Entrepreneur Swears We're Going to Space

SpaceX and beyond: Latest from the new space race

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The docking of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule with the International Space Station is a landmark for the private space industry, marking the first time a commercial spacecraft has flown a mission to the International Space Station, to deliver supplies. The SpaceX Falcon 9 carries the Dragon capsule to orbit, launching last...
SpaceX and beyond: Latest from the new space race
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