Asteroid Mining To Become Reality, NASA Offers Contracts

November 23, 2014 3:37 PM

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NASA has set its eyes on new sources of possible revenue and among those new sources, asteroid mining is definitely an out-of-the-ordinary bet. There is certainly a lot of doubt concerning NASA’s decision, especially since mining operations are experiencing tremendous difficulties in cost management on Earth, let alone on asteroids. Contracts have already been signed with Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, two independent tech companies who intent to pursue asteroid mining.

What these groups are currently working on is finding a sustainable strategy to allow for resources to be gathered from space.

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