Obama’s Autonomous Car Initiative, 3D Printing with Space Rocks, and So Much More
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources and 3D Systems have collaborated to reveal the first object 3D printed using asteroid material sourced from the Campo Del Cielo impact near Argentina.
An asteroid, UW158, which recently zoomed past Earth, is made of a staggering $5 trillion dollars in platinum and presents significant potential for asteroid mining.
The signing of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law garners much praise from asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc., but calls international treaties into question.
Planetary Resources has raised $12 million this month to finance its plans to mine asteroids for water and rare minerals.
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