The most interesting thing to happen in 4.6 Billion years…

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… Read more »

Asteroid Zoo is Live! Now YOU can hunt for asteroids…

  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,… Read more »

The Trillion Dollar Market: Fuel in Space from Asteroids

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…. Read more »

Planetary Resources Commemorates Special Occasion

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

How we know so much about asteroids…#ARKYD

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

Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA’s First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series

Bellevue, Washington – March 10, 2014 – NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest (#AsteroidHunters) series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids. This contest series is being conducted in partnership with Planetary Resources Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. The first contest in the… Read more »

Growing the Planetary Resources family: Meet Caitlin O’Keefe

Asteroid Mining is an audacious mission.  It takes a team with great passion and skill to execute. Since founding Planetary Resources we have built such a team.  But I often quote Sun co-founder Bill Joy that “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” That’s why our success depends… Read more »

Planetary Resources’ Team Reflects on Opportunity’s 10 Years on Mars

Ten years ago, an epic event shaped many of us here at Planetary Resources: humans landed a rover on Mars, and we helped put it there. Opportunity greeted the Martian surface on January 25, 2004. Just three weeks prior, its counterpart Spirit also met the Red Planet and began its exploration.  During the rover’s 120 million mile journey to Mars, the crew who designed,… Read more »

Building a community of asteroid miners

Few aspects of building asteroid prospectors have been as fun as preparing to take 17,000 community supporters into outer space through their photos featured above our planet.  These “Space Selfies” will bring some serious class to the word “Selfie,” and the timing couldn’t be better.  After all, “Selfie” is Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for… Read more »

Planetary Resources Partners with NASA to Crowdsource Asteroid Detection

Bellevue, Washington – November 21, 2013 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design and implement crowdsourcing algorithm challenges in the effort to detect, track and characterize near-Earth objects (NEOs).  All data compiled and used for these challenges will be open-sourced… Read more »