Common sense would suggest that humans would want to do everything possible to discourage the asteroids hurdling through solar system from heading towards Earth. But in the too-futuristic era of space rock mining, that’s just not the case anymore.
Planetary Resources, the company that is planning to mine near-Earth asteroids, has received lots of emails from fans wanting to participate in its exciting venture. In fact, it may open the possibility for you to be part of it.
Early on Wednesday morning, a group of billionaires and former NASA scientists will announce Planetary Resources, the first asteroid mining company in history. They claim they will “add trillions of dollars to the global GDP” and “help ensure humanity’s prosperity”.