Will Deep Space Industries change the way we think about the business of space? This article is a look into the possibilities, and insight from one of the company’s founders.
I’m just glad to see that some are choosing to try.
Mining and manufacturing in space are the big leap that we really need.
How will they power the heavy epuipment needed for mining?
What a preposterous sentence. The Mn Iron Range is still there, it's still 1000X closer than an asteroid, and there is still enough iron there to supply Detroit and the reset of the country for a thousand years.
Sounds great, but watch the EPA try to go interplanetary on this one.
According to Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Eric Anderson, The platinum group metals are many orders of magnitude easier to access in the high-concentration platinum asteroids than they are in the Earths crust.
Then why aren’t you accessing them if it’s so easy? All these guys have is some computer generated sci fi images. May as well just drive the Starship Enterprise out there.
The key to all this is a greenhouse on the moon.
Yes, in simple terms that’s what’s needed and best. Dig a hole, cover with plastic, reflect sunlight in, extract Oxygen and hydrogen from the rocks using nukes and solar energy, add seeds.
And if we’d realized that 50 years ago the world would now be in a golden age of wealth and growth, instead of in a ‘progressive’ welfare spiral to barbarity.
I imagine the overhead costs would be almost beyond comprehension. Who would fund it and where would the materials for it come from?
Mining the moon seems a lot more realistic than mining asteroids. The moon is a fixed distance from earth, and not that far away. Asteroids are a moving target thousands of times further away.
the Jupiter Mining Corp (LTD) thought so..even hired a guy named Dave Lister...