Planetary Resources Inc. goes where mankind has not been yet - Astroids. Backed by space fanatic billionaires including James Cameron, Planetary Resources Inc. is supposed to break cover today.
A new exciting space company is according to the Wall Street Journal breaking its cover today. Planetary Resources Inc. is supposed to reveal its Astroid mining plans today. Besides Director James Cameron, Planetary Resources Inc. is backed by Larry Page.
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To land an unmanned spacecraft on an Astroid that zips by is a huge technical challenge. To also do some significant mining and bringing the goods home is added to the challenge.
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John S. Lewis described the idea of mining Astroids in his book titled "Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets." Get it on Amazon.