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Asteroid-mining company reveals new telescope, says ‘water is the gateway drug of space’

A lot has happened since Bellevue-based Planetary Resources announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids just one year ago. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company just held a half-hour live stream today to discuss the past 365 days and talk about plans for the future. “It’s really just been epic,” President and Chief Asteroid Miner… Read More

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Planetary Resources founder: ‘Humans will migrate off Earth in the next 30 years’

Can you imagine packing your belongings and hopping on a spaceship to go live on another planet for the rest of your life? Eric Anderson, co-founder of Bellevue-based asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, certainly can. Anderson gave a great talk at this week’s Hacker News Meetup, a monthly get-together of geeks who like reading Hacker News. The… Read More

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Newsmakers 2012: Asteroid miner Chris Lewicki points Planetary Resources to a new industry in space

They plan to send robots into space to mine asteroids — opening up a new frontier for natural resources and creating a trillion-dollar industry in the process. Planetary Resources’ mission would sound crazy if it wasn’t for the people behind it — led by “chief asteroid miner” Chris Lewicki as president and chief engineer. A… Read More