June 3, 2012

Metro News – Is space mining a thing of the very near future?

It’s a fact of life in the space age. As vital resources become depleted on Earth, an infinite, inexhaustible treasure trove awaits us — from beyond.
Space mining, the harvesting of minerals and other substances from near-Earth asteroids, has traditionally been the realm of science fiction. But now, an innovative company of opportunists is actually trying to make this happen.