Category Archives: Asteroid

National Space Society Applauds NASA Asteroid Capture Plan

The National Space Society (NSS) applauds the new NASA budget item that would provide close to $100 million for a mission to rendezvous with a small asteroid and move it into orbit around the Moon where it could later be … Continue reading

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Asteroid close approach, unrelated meteorite explosion in Russia

The same day that asteroid 2012 DA14 is approaching close to Earth, a meteorite explosion in Russia has injured over 900 people, mostly from broken glass. The two objects are unrelated and traveled in completely different directions. The smaller of … Continue reading

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NSS Executive Committee Chair Quoted on Fox News

In an online article about Deep Space Industries, the newly announced asteroid mining company, Fox News quoted NSS Executive Committee Chair Mark Hopkins as follows: “They have the potential to make an enormous amount of money,” Mark Hopkins, a founding … Continue reading

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Deep Space Industries Promotional Video

Deep Space Industries believes the human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the people of planet Earth. See also the Deep Space … Continue reading

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Deep Space Industries full press conference

Note: Starts at 2.5 minutes. Moderator is “Meteorite Man” Geoff Notkin.

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Deep Space Industries offers competition for Planetary Resources in mining asteroids

Deep Space Industries announced January 22 that it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth. These “FireFly” spacecraft utilize low-cost cubesat components and get … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining update from Planetary Resources

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Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne

Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne to Deliver 225 KG Orbit for $10 MIllion Image Credit: Virgin Galactic In an announcement today at the Farnborough International Air Show, Virgin Galactic revealed it is partnering with a privately funded satellite launcher to build … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining plans revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Expanding the resource base of humanity to include the solar system Seattle, Wash. – April 24, 2012 — Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through … Continue reading

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Amateur Astronomers Will Help ‘Target Asteroids!’

A new NASA outreach project will enlist the help of amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs) and study their characteristics. NEOs are asteroids with orbits that occasionally bring them close to the Earth. The amateur astronomers are about to … Continue reading

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