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October 12, 2017

Hunting Asteroids with Data Science

Today, a small asteroid, 2012 TC4, will pass very close to Earth. It was originally discovered in October 2012 as it sped by our planet at approximately one-fourth the distance from Earth to the Moon. 2012 TC4 is one of more than 16,000 near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) that regularly pass by our neighborhood in space. A…

September 22, 2017

Ever been 5,000 feet below Earth’s surface? Asteroid miners explore Barrick’s Hemlo Mine

At nearly a mile below the surface (that’s around four Empire State Buildings), Hemlo showcases a part of Earth that is unlike anything experienced on the surface. Recently, a team of asteroid miners were invited underground to share ideas with Barrick’s Innovation Strategy Team. The middle of Earth’s crust may seem very different from the…

May 30, 2017

Hearing on “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space”

Washington D.C. – May 23, 2017 – Peter Marquez, Vice President of Global Engagement for Planetary Resources, submitted a testimony for a hearing titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space.” Click Here to Read and Watch the Archived Hearing   Click Here to Read…

January 9, 2017

Forbes 30 Under 30: Rhae Adams

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’…

November 16, 2016

The Second Age of Exploration has begun…in space

On The Occasion of the Luxembourg Space Resources Law In the early 15th Century there was an explosion in scientific knowledge.  Many discoveries were made in navigation and ship building. The political leadership of the time understood the power of these technical advances and made a series of decisions that altered the world. Around 1415…

January 7, 2016

Planetary Resources & 3D Systems Reveal First Ever 3D Printed Object from Asteroid Metals

The future of space colonization and industrialization can now be visualized. Planetary Resources, in collaboration with our partner 3D Systems, have developed the first ever direct metal print from asteroid metals. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today in Las Vegas, NV., we unveiled the geometric object on the Engadget stage. (WATCH the full video…

December 9, 2015

Representative Brian Babin Speaks about Space Law at the Galloway Symposium

On December 9th, 2015, Representative Brian Babin (R-TX), Chairman of the Space subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, spoke at the 10th Eilene Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law. The event, co-sponsored by Planetary Resources and organized by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), was focused on the recent passage of the U.S. Commercial Space…

November 16, 2015

Asteroid Property Rights Bill on its way to the President’s Desk for Signature into Law

Planetary Resources has a lot to celebrate today as a historic piece of legislation is on its way to be signed into law. H.R. 2262 recognizes the right of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain in space, and we at Planetary Resources commend the members of Congress who promoted the historic legislation. Last…

October 30, 2015

Studying Close Approaches of Near-Earth Asteroids

There is a lot of buzz when an asteroid flies by Earth. You might read a news stories like “NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis”, or “Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch”. Organizations like the Catalina Sky Survey, NASA, and Minor Planet Center have vast databases full of information…