Posts Tagged: NASA

July 15, 2015

Two NASA contract awards assist in the development of critical technologies Redmond, Washington – July 15, 2015 – Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, is taking steps towards its goal of opening up democratic access to the Solar System’s resources. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the company two grants to advance…

March 15, 2015

New Desktop Application Has Potential to Increase Asteroid Detection, Now Available to Public Redmond, WA – March 15, 2015 – A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers. Analysis of images taken of our Solar System’s main…

March 10, 2014

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…

January 29, 2014

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,…