Asteroids scale

The mission of Planetary Resources is mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. The company will initiate prospecting missions, targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible.

Resource extraction from asteroids could be valued at billions of dollars annually and will deliver multiple benefits to humanity. They will concentrate in precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing demand on Earth.



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The founders of this company say that resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. “The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth,” they said.

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Inner Solar System with asteroids

The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google’s Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr.

Visit www.planetaryresources.com for more information.