Posts with tag: ‘Asteroid mining’

Asteroid Mining Engineer Takes Over Rocket Engineer as Coolest Job Ever

Today a new space-exploration group, Deep Space Industries, announced in Los Angeles that they intend to capture an asteroid and mine it for valuable resources. This is not the stuff of Science-fiction, but of Science-fact. The keystone of this entire venture is fabrication in Space rather than on-the-ground. DSI has determined that the hurdle is getting to Low-Earth Orbit - fabricating required parts and components in Space from Asteroid material rather than making everything on Earth is DSI's goal. At the centre of their 'Microgravity Foundry' is a 3D Printer.

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