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SimonRL

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Posted: 27/04/2012 22:24:47
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From the Beeb:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17827347

Details have been emerging of the plan by billionaire entrepreneurs to mine asteroids for their resources.

The multi-million-dollar plan would use robotic spacecraft to squeeze chemical components of fuel and minerals such as platinum and gold out of the rocks.

The founders include film director and explorer James Cameron as well as Google's chief executive Larry Page and its executive chairman Eric Schmidt.


I particularly liked:

Peter Diamandis wrote:

Since my early teenage years, I’ve wanted to be an asteroid miner.


Haven't we all Laugh

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Strangely Brown

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Posted: 28/04/2012 00:29:16
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Won't need the boats or SRT for exploring these, not without gravity.

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Ty Gwyn

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Posted: 28/04/2012 00:43:27
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Wont the haulage costs kill the project? IP: 81.158.20.172
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Posted: 28/04/2012 07:00:37
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I think the idea is to pull the whole thing back, and extract here as normal. While I'd love to see it work, I doubt it'll happen in my lifetime.

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Posted: 28/04/2012 07:17:09
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As a mining engineer, I have always understood it is my God given right to trash the planet.
Now I can trash someone else's too.......
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Posted: 28/04/2012 13:13:17
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This was mentioned on Have I got News For You last night. You can imagine the fun they had with it! IP: 78.150.131.64
Roy Morton

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Posted: 28/04/2012 17:52:38
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Asteroids...? I had mine removed on the NHS Laugh

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Rossony

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Posted: 29/04/2012 01:37:26
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It will be interesting to know who regulates mining of asteroids and who is to establish the mining laws of outer space. Will it be the US, UK, China, New Zealand, Bosnia, or....? Blink

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Posted: 29/04/2012 08:14:49
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Rossony wrote:

It will be interesting to know who regulates mining of asteroids and who is to establish the mining laws of outer space. Will it be the US, UK, China, New Zealand, Bosnia, or....? Blink



IP: 86.150.172.214 Edited: 29/04/2012 08:21:15 by toadstone
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