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Plans for asteroid mining emerge

BBC News - Tue 24 Apr 12

Details emerge of the plan by billionaire entrepreneurs to mine asteroids for their resources.

Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids

Phys.org - Tue 24 Apr 12

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar plan is to use commercially built robotic ships to squeeze ...

Company Aims to Strike it Rich by Mining Asteroids, U.S. News - Tue 24 Apr 12
Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids, FOXNews - Tue 24 Apr 12

Legal expert says James Cameron's multi-billion space mining venture may be hit with lawsuits

Daily Mail - Tue 1 May 12

Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said that existing laws applying to space meant there was no certainty that ‘asteroid mining’ was ...

Hang on a second, James Cameron - do you actually OWN all those asteroids full of platinum? Legal expert says space mining venture may be doomed, Daily Mail - Tue 1 May 12

Tech billionaires bankroll gold rush to mine asteroids

Reuters - Mon 30 Apr 12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Google Inc executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are among those bankrolling a venture to survey and eventually extract precious metals and rare minerals ...

Tech tycoons in asteroid mining venture

Guardian.co.uk - Tue 24 Apr 12

Google bosses Larry Page and Eric Schmidt join Avatar director James Cameron in megamillion-dollar plan to make sci-fi realityA group of hi-tech tycoons including Google's Larry Page and Eric ...

Company Plans to Mine Asteroid for Profit

Laboratory Equipment - Wed 25 Apr 12

Space-faring robots could be extracting gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years if a new venture backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron goes as planned.