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Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world’s first crowdfunded space telescope

When Planetary Resources first announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids last year, the response was impressive. More than 3,500 people applied for jobs, another 2,500 inquired about investing and nearly 50,000 reached out wanting to get involved in some way or another. While the Bellevue-based company could only allow a select few onto the team, it knew there… Read More

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Bill Nye and Star Trek’s ‘Data’ helping asteroid miners with ‘unprecedented’ new project

Planetary Resources is on a mission to mine near-earth asteroids and now they want you to join in on the fun, too. The Bellevue-based asteroid-mining company backed by some of the biggest names in technology and aerospace will hold a press conference this Wednesday to announce a new, “unprecedented project” intended to give the public access to its advanced space… Read More

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Planetary Resources pulls in cash from nation’s largest engineering firm to help mine asteroids

Planetary Resources, the asteroid-mining company backed by some of the biggest names in technology and aerospace, just announced a big investment and new partnership with one of the world’s leading engineering companies. Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. with 53,000 employees across 50 countries, has joined Planetary’s core group of… Read More