Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There […]

Planetary Resources – The Market Problem and Radical Solution

Imagine that you’re on a road trip from Seattle to New York City. Now, what if there were no gas stations along the way, and you had to bring ALL the fuel that you’d ever need with you. You’d have no room left for anything! Well in outer space, the problem is even worse than […]

How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building […]