June 14, 2012

Popular Mechanics – Tapping the Riches of Space

At the recent AIAA Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in Washington, D.C., PopMech contributor and veteran astronaut Tom Jones talked with other space experts about whether the dream of extracting water, precious metals, and other resources from the moon, Mars, or asteroids could ever be realistic. Here’s what the experts say needs to happen.