Q: When Can One Feel The Breeze Of Future Gold Shortages? A: When Some Start Getting Really Serious About Asteroid MiningSubmitted by Cyril on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 06:40
Asteroid Mining Becoming More Of A Reality
By Alex Létourneau; January 25, 2013
On Kitco News:
"While we’ve become accustomed to seeing mining on asteroids in box-office blockbusters and sci-fi television shows, Deep Space Industries, known as DSI, is working towards making asteroid mining a reality.
DSI, a privately held space exploration company headquartered in McLean, Va., plans to launch two, 25-kilogram space probes named FireFly in 2015
DSI is looking for asteroids that are between 100 and 300 meters long.
After launching the FireFly probes in 2015, the company seeks to launch a larger craft, named DragonFly, in 2016 which will be able to return between 30 to 60 kgs of material to Earth.[...]"