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Asteroid Mining

NASA Will Visit A Metal-Rich Asteroid Worth ‘Quadrillions’

(HUFF POST) – In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it.

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NASA Testing SLS for Transonic Behavior

(SPACE DAILY) – Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the

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Luxembourg’s Bid to Become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining

(WIRED) – IN THE 1980S, during the nascent days of the satellite communications industry, Luxembourg foresaw the fat cat it could become. The tiny European nation, known for steel manufacturing

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NASA’s ‘Blue Collar Robot’ Is an Unstoppable Miner

(GIZMODO) – NASA has dubbed its RASSOR rover “a blue collar robot.” This thing may get down and dirty but its design and purpose are quite elegant. RASSOR stands for

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Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination

(PBS Space Time) – We’ll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity’s future but reshape the galaxy as we know it. Self-assembling robots are

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Rocket Carrying NASA Asteroid Probe Blasts Off from Florida

(RTÉ News) – A NASA space probe has lifted off from the US en route to an asteroid where it will collect samples that will later be returned to Earth.

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NASA to Map the Surface of an Asteroid

(Phys.org) – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth

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Hundreds Of Events Worldwide Scheduled For Asteroid Day 2016

(SPACE DAILY) – What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness

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Luxembourg Takes First Steps to Asteroid Mining Law

(SPACE DAILY) – One of Europe’s smallest states, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, cast its eyes to the cosmos on Friday, announcing it would draw up a law to facilitate

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Will Luxembourg Lead the Race for Space Mining?

(SMITHSONIAN MAG) – Luxembourg is a tiny country with big aspirations. The the Rhode-Island-sized Grand Duchy hosts less than 600,000 people, but boasts one of the highest per capita incomes.

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