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.
Host Geoff Notkin of the Science Channel’s Meteorite Men series introduces the Deep Space founders – who include leaders in the space field.
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