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Planetary Resources. The First Space Based Mining Company…

Mining is a very necessary but destructive industry, the lifestyle that we have all become so accustomed to has been built on the back of an enormous mining industry which has taken the economics of scale to its limit.

This week the company Planetary Resources – PR – was formed to explore the concept of space based mining. Backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Google board member K.Ram Shriram, filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron, former Microsofter Charles Simonyi and Ross Perot, Jr. PR together they are attempting to kick start one of the industries of the future, space based mining.

The newly formed company’s website claims “Harnessing valuable minerals from a practically infinite source will provide stability on Earth, increase humanity’s prosperity, and help establish and maintain human presence in space.”

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