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Among other Planetary Resources investors are Google billionaire Larry Page and Avatar film director James Cameron.
The company also includes Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Dr. Charles Simonyi and Perot Group Chairman Ross Perot Jr. among its backers.
The new venture plans to send robots into space to scout asteroids for precious metals and set up mines to bring the resources back to Earth. By 2015 the company intends to send several probes to asteroids. Its know-how will be used to harvest gold, platinum, rare earth metals, water and fuel in space
originally posted by: CovertAgenda
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
No environmental or safety laws out there...easy pickins'
Desolate and inhospitable... just like Papua (OK Tedi, Grasberg etc), Australia (Kimberly's, kalgoorlie, Gt barrier reef) etc etc etc...