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1 posted on 02/09/2013 5:49:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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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.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 5:50:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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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.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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How will they power the heavy epuipment needed for mining?


7 posted on 02/09/2013 5:58:51 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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8 posted on 02/09/2013 5:59:01 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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They can be like the Iron Range of Minnesota was for the Detroit car industry – a key resource located near where it was needed.

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.

12 posted on 02/09/2013 6:50:13 AM PST by DManA
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Sounds great, but watch the EPA try to go interplanetary on this one.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 6:50:38 AM PST by ggrrrrr23456
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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 Earth’s 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.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 6:57:34 AM PST by running_dog_lackey
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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.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 7:15:30 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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I imagine the overhead costs would be almost beyond comprehension. Who would fund it and where would the materials for it come from?


19 posted on 02/09/2013 8:24:58 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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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.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 9:56:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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the Jupiter Mining Corp (LTD) thought so..even hired a guy named Dave Lister...


24 posted on 02/09/2013 11:54:15 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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