Running out of natural resources may not be an issue after all, as a U.S. company is looking to mine asteroids in space in order to use their ores and resources.
Deep Space Industries announced earlier this week that they plan on launching spacecrafts to mine asteroids by 2015.
The unmanned spaceships will intercept small asteroids as they speed past earth in order to mine metals such as platinum.
“Using low cost technologies, and combining the legacy of our space program with the innovation of today’s young high tech geniuses, we will do things that would have been impossible just a few years ago,” said chairman Rick Tumlinson.
There are other companies looking to explore similar out of this world mining possibilities, but Deep Space Industries has the shortest timetable during which they hope to complete their first mission.
James Gilbert | Elite.