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January 9, 2017

Forbes 30 Under 30: Rhae Adams

Rhae Adams, Asteroid Miner and Director of Energy and Mining for the Business Development team at Planetary Resources, Inc. has been selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry for 2017. Adams is using his Economics Degree from Rice University and his years of experience in consulting to define Planetary Resources’…

November 16, 2016

The Second Age of Exploration has begun…in space

On The Occasion of the Luxembourg Space Resources Law In the early 15th Century there was an explosion in scientific knowledge.  Many discoveries were made in navigation and ship building. The political leadership of the time understood the power of these technical advances and made a series of decisions that altered the world. Around 1415…

January 7, 2016

Planetary Resources & 3D Systems Reveal First Ever 3D Printed Object from Asteroid Metals

The future of space colonization and industrialization can now be visualized. Planetary Resources, in collaboration with our partner 3D Systems, have developed the first ever direct metal print from asteroid metals. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today in Las Vegas, NV., we unveiled the geometric object on the Engadget stage. (WATCH the full video…

December 9, 2015

Representative Brian Babin Speaks about Space Law at the Galloway Symposium

On December 9th, 2015, Representative Brian Babin (R-TX), Chairman of the Space subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, spoke at the 10th Eilene Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law. The event, co-sponsored by Planetary Resources and organized by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), was focused on the recent passage of the U.S. Commercial Space…

November 16, 2015

Asteroid Property Rights Bill on its way to the President’s Desk for Signature into Law

Planetary Resources has a lot to celebrate today as a historic piece of legislation is on its way to be signed into law. H.R. 2262 recognizes the right of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain in space, and we at Planetary Resources commend the members of Congress who promoted the historic legislation. Last…

October 30, 2015

Studying Close Approaches of Near-Earth Asteroids

There is a lot of buzz when an asteroid flies by Earth. You might read a news stories like “NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis”, or “Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch”. Organizations like the Catalina Sky Survey, NASA, and Minor Planet Center have vast databases full of information…

August 28, 2015

How We Choose our Near-Earth Asteroid Targets

When traditional mining companies evaluate a potential mining target, they have a couple thoughts in mind: (1) Is it technically feasible? (2) How much will it cost? (3) How much risk is involved, and (4) Will it yield a profitable return? In choosing an asteroid target for mining in space, the goals are the same, but the variables…

July 14, 2015

SPACE Act of 2015 Passes in the House (H.R. 2262)

Throughout history, it has been human curiosity driven by the need for resources that pushed humanity to explore. Much like our mission to extract valuable resources from asteroids to fuel an off-Earth economy, the pioneers before us searched for new frontiers to explore and expand into. But they did not do it alone. Once exploration…

June 3, 2015

Vibration Testing Arkyd 6 at Planetary Resources

To get anything into space these days, you must first launch it on a rocket. A simple trip to visualize, but the real ride to space is incredibly intense. Have you ever seen a rocket launch?  Have you ever HEARD a rocket launch? If so, you have definitely FELT a rocket launch.  If you haven’t…

June 2, 2015

Safe and efficient asteroid mining.

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.” Starting with the water-rich carbonaceous asteroids, every precious liter of water will be extracted and purified on-site, right in the same orbit around the Sun that asteroid…