Space Mining

How Rio Tinto Uses Technology For Ethical Mining

Ethical mining. It seems like a contradiction in terms, like ethical hacking. Or it might even sound like fake news. But in a world where companies monitor social media channels for PR damage control, it pays to be more socially responsible these days. Mining is obviously a dangerous occupation – how many miners-trapped-in-a-mine disaster stories have […]

Will NewSpace Supernova Into a Trillion Dollar Business?

Last month, SpaceX successfully shot its 16th rocket into outer space. That’s significant for a couple of reasons. First, that’s double the number of launches from last year and truly demonstrates that NewSpace commercial companies can do rocket science as well as NASA and its cadre of old-school aerospace contractors. Second, it gave the Elon […]

Space Mining Startups Hope to Mine the Moon

It’s been nearly a half-century since Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the lunar surface and uttered those famous words, “Man, I need a beer.”* That moment was the culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and vision—and a testament to the human spirit and its insatiable need to explore. Now humanity (well, some […]

Why Asteroid Mining Is Closer Than You Think

Space is already a $330 billion industry, but that pales in comparison to the size of a possible asteroid mining industry. Does asteroid mining sound far-fetched? It’s not. We recently watched an interview with Bryan Johnson, founder of brain augmentation startup Kernel. During the interview, Mr. Johnson talked about all the amazing technologies we have […]