Mining for metals on an asteroid by 2015

Deep Space Industries intends mining for metals on an asteroid by 2015. The company is planing to find platinum, or other metals on asteroids, as they speed past Earth.

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Deep Space Industries joins Planetary Resources in race to explore near-Earth asteroids.

The new company is planing to send small spacecrafts to asteroids, mining their resources and turning them into products using new methods via space-based 3-D printers.

First prospecting spacecraft could launch by 2015.

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