Posts Tagged: People

January 9, 2017

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’…

March 27, 2015

Chris Voorhees, VP of Spacecraft Development here at Planetary Resources, recounts his experience working on the mobility systems of the Mars Rover Opportunity, and congratulates the Rover on completing a marathon on Mars! The Rover’s original mission called for it to venture only one kilometer. But it has far surpassed the team’s estimates of its mission longevity…

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…

May 9, 2014

Third move in company history!  Our new 21,000 sq. ft. office space includes an optical lab, mechanical and electrical fabrication facilities, expanded cleanroom, and mission control.  Check out our facilities in detail here.

May 8, 2014

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

March 4, 2014

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…

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,…

December 31, 2013

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…