October 29, 2014

As yesterday’s launch failure and the history of spaceflight remind us, space exploration is not without risk. Of course our team was disappointed as we watched the Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket fail shortly after liftoff.  All of us appreciate the physical grit and emotional toll that went into the fabrication not only of the vehicle…

September 10, 2014

Below and linked here (Planetary Resources Letter to Congress) is the letter submitted by Planetary Resources to Representatives Steven Palazzo and Donna Edwards, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Space Subcommittee regarding H.R. 5063 – the ASTEROIDS Act: September 10, 2014 The Honorable Steven Palazzo 331 Cannon House…

September 4, 2014

Redmond, Wash. – September 9, 2014 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that Dante Lauretta, Ph.D., professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of OSIRIS-REx – NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission – scheduled to launch in 2016 and rendezvous with asteroid Bennu, has joined the company…

August 1, 2014

Today we are extremely excited that the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (A mouthful! — More on that later). The Comet has been waiting for this day for the entire age of the Solar System, more than 4.6 Billion years, and today it’s being visited by an alien craft from…

June 24, 2014

Redmond, Washington – June 24, 2014 – Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, and Zooniverse today launched Asteroid Zoo (www.asteroidzoo.org), empowering students, citizen scientists and space enthusiasts to aid in the search for previously undiscovered asteroids. The program allows the public to join the search for Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) of interest to scientists, NASA…

June 6, 2014

Have you ever wondered why the space economy hasn’t grown with Moore’s Law like high-tech industries on Earth? Well in space one resource above all others is extraordinarily expensive and without cheap access to it, growth is limited…FUEL.  The catalyst for rapid expansion into every frontier in history has been access to cheap, local resources….

May 8, 2014

Co-Founder Eric Anderson and President & Chief Asteroid Miner Chris Lewicki, share a special update from Planetary Resources.

April 28, 2014

A new asteroid and space telescope exhibit debuts at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA., making it the first place where the public can see a prototype of the ARKYD space telescope currently under development by Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI). The Museum of Flight was an instrumental partner in the success of the Kickstarter…

April 9, 2014

We know more about asteroids, than the Earth beneath our feet!    

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