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Asteroid-mining company raises $1M for world’s first crowdfunded space telescope

It’s official: The world’s first crowdfunded, public use space telescope will be sent into space within two years. Planetary Resources, the Bellevue-based asteroid-mining company, met its Kickstarter campaign goal of $1 million on Thursday, as more than 12,000 backers pitched in to launch a customized version of the company’s Arkyd-100 robot spaceship with an external camera into near-Earth… 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 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