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PLANETARY RESOURCES: Billionaire-backed space venture Planetary Resources to be unveiled April 24

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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Hi mes
I am totally with you on the $ wagon.
I was just trying to point out how muted and sad NASA has been.
My opinion of course. Directing it at the difficulties NASA has had.
Think exploding shuttles and all the FAILURES and broken promises.
Just saying don't get your hopes up to high.
So you don't think they might vie for space clean up?
I don't think they mentioned exactly what resource they intend to acquire did they?
Did they mention mining? I must have missed that. I for one am interested.
I will wager there enterprise will be un manned unless it is confined to LEO
Thanks for bring this to our attention. I used to be a dreamer no more.
you earned your flag ljb




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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The type of resource they mine will depend upon the individual asteroid in question.
Many are made up of gold,diamonds and lots of other metals and minerals.

I like the idea in terms of progress in space,but I do not like the way it will be used-adding trillions to GDP may sound good-but it will keep the current system afloat,instead of allowing a post capitalist world to develop(which is the only way we survive the next millennium IMO).

James Cameron seems determined to do something in space after NASA canned his 3DMars project.

Lets just hope it doesn't turn into the sort of scenario we see in "Dead Space"or"Doom."



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
The type of resource they mine will depend upon the individual asteroid in question.
Many are made up of gold,diamonds and lots of other metals and minerals.

I like the idea in terms of progress in space,but I do not like the way it will be used-adding trillions to GDP may sound good-but it will keep the current system afloat,instead of allowing a post capitalist world to develop(which is the only way we survive the next millennium IMO).

James Cameron seems determined to do something in space after NASA canned his 3DMars project.

Lets just hope it doesn't turn into the sort of scenario we see in "Dead Space"or"Doom."


Hi sil,
I for one would like to see some progress in space also.
I know I haven't received my money's worth.
As for diamonds, there are tons laying on the desert and buried in the Acrtic.
They are just brutally controlled. Movie "Blood Diamond" ring a bell?
Gold is more common than most think also. Plus there is plenty for industrial purposes. People are just hoarding it.
Unless there is a large demand for other precious metals (I know of none)that wouldn't help much. Oh, and do you know the model for post Capitalism??
Well the only one I know of was the old brutal Communist USSR.
cheers ljb
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Hi longjohnbritches!
Hmm,well there could be the ultimate resource on certain asteroids-Water.
We may run into troubles with our water supply in future generations.
It is said water could become "the new oil" in terms of global resource importance.
But there are also all the rare earth metals on some asteroids-all the stuff we make hi tech stuff from,which on Earth are being hogged by China at the moment(they have most of the rare earth deposits and they want to keep them).

By "post capitalist" I mean a world where progress is not measured solely as constantly increasing economic growth.
That is a one way ticket to exploiting our planet's limited resources to a degree whereby everyone suffers more as the resources dwindle IMO.
Whats the answer?I do not know,but I agree it certainly is not communism..

Maybe post capitalist world should be replaced with "post scarcity world."
If this space mining really takes off,we could get to a stage where there is no limit to our resource gathering-then the only problem would be overpopulation,unless we could set up a moon/mars base for extra breeding space.

James Cameron and co may just be how it all starts.
Good on the guy I say.


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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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I heard James Cameron is asking George Lucas if he can borrrow the millinium Falon to get them out there

I too am hoping that this is the beginning of our first real steps out to the stars and not just LEO. With the combined wealth these guys have, imagination is there only limit and its nice to see the money used for the benifit of mankind and not just there own pockets, that is if it works? This will/could eventually bring down the cost of space travel and maybe in the future the abilty to work in space. Bring on Starfleet and the Federation.

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Sil,
I like your canter.
You seem willing to do some foot work in admirable directions.
Beware of idealism. It is what got us in the mess we are in.
Beware of media propaganda. (movies) enjoy them. Leave there hidden messages in the dumpster.
Get out there yourself. Sniff the air, taste the water(carefully)lol
Check every morsel of past data you can possibly consume.BOTH SIDES
Don't be led by fancy. Be Practical which I see you are.
Smell the roses and slay the dragons. Nah leave them to their own devices.
the best ljb.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Unless there is a large demand for other precious metals (I know of none)that wouldn't help much.


umm... yeah, this should be self evident.

Supply and demand, the demand increases... so does the value. GOLD IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH, granted much of which is due to economic uncertainty.

As technology increasingly plays a major role in our day to day lives, the demand for such metals will only increase.

I'm certainly no expert on the topic, but that's my form of reasoning... take it or leave, or deny my ignorance.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Hi Mes
You know I don't think anyone is ignorant. It is just all relativity.
You smile when you get a new car. A remote tribesman smiles when he catches a cricket.
Everyone can live quite well without gold and diamonds.
I chucked mine into the South China Sea a long time ago.
Let me ask why the nations of the world with all their wealth and gold haven't sent small amounts of supplies to the moon over the last 40 years??? Wouldn't it have made great sense?
Spacemen could be building cities and launching pads there right now as I type.
They would have the materials to build and fuel long range space exploration missions without the restraints of earths' gravity.
optimistically ljb



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Long time lurker. First time poster here. Just thought I'd chime in here. Looks like planetary resources plans have been leaked and it's actually the real deal. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am that we are finally getting serious about being a space faring civilization. Here are the updated plans.

www.space.com...



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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w00t!
It sounds really exciting.

It only makes me sad where all this will take so long to enact with possible asteroid capture happening around 2025 as guessed at in the article.

Sigh. Me want the future now. At least the good parts.



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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This is pretty awesome!
I'll bet it won't be long after the first water/fuel station that a McDonalds and a Starbucks pops up next to it!
Time to apply for a new job! :-)



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 06:27 AM
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Seriously interested to see what they are proposing.

Private ventures are the future if a sound business case can be made. Once the ball starts rolling and profits start being taken there will be no stopping us. We'll finally start gaining control of our cosmic back yard.

I'd be willing to donate money to that cause just to see it happen. Hopefully they won't forget to use all the possible funding mechanisms like Kickstarter etc.

If you don't support the commercialisation of space then you don't support human expansion into space. (Unless you support it as a proxy for armed conflict like in the 1960s, and that always has the attached risk of real war breaking out). If you don't support human expansion into space that your basically saying its ok that we'll become extinct sooner or later. I vote for not being extinct.



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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With all of those billionaires on the board you would think they would come up with a

more impressive website.


- Planetary Resources -

Maybe they are worried about competition.

It looks like Ross Perot Jr. is going with them.

- Ross Perot Jr. -



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
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With all of those billionaires on the board you would think they would come up with a

more impressive website.


- Planetary Resources -

Maybe they are worried about competition.

It looks like Ross Perot Jr. is going with them.

- Ross Perot Jr. -



You do realize they're waiting for a specific date to release the website?
My god people on ATS are beyond dumb.



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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It's up and running right now.


Some people are not smart enough to click a link.



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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You posted this at 12:46 pm. The site was not "live" yet. The site went live in conjunction with the press conference at 1:30 pm EDT. Check back now and I bet you'll see a lot more than you originally did.

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posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
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It's up and running right now.


Some people are not smart enough to click a link.



Here is the youtube for those




posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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The asteroid belt doesn't look like that.

The rocks are more spread out.

Everyone immediately thinks of Han Solo evading the Empire.

Our asteroid belt has more elbow room.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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www.csmonitor.com...

How asteroid mining could turn billionaires into trillionaires


Good God!!! Is this what we really need??? Like they don't have enough power over the moral and survival status of humanity (and other species), let's just multiply that power exponentially, why not?
On the other hand, at least maybe we could add back weight and substance in material to replace what we have already ejected off the earth into space. I always wondered how sending material into space, leaving it as space junk, affects our earth, and our gravitational pull in space.

Of course I'm not sure I like the idea of messing with asteroids for the eventual benefit of greed, intentional or not, what if the asteroid is pushed off it's course,even slightly? Next near miss of earth may not be a miss!

And what happens if you overload an economic system with glutenous supplies of 'rare materials'. If not carefully orchestrated by the brilliant morons, it is no longer a 'rare' material and loses all value. But I'm sure billionaires would never let that happen, too much at stake for them, they would just get better at hiding, disguising, and slide of hands.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by RoyalBlue
www.csmonitor.com...

How asteroid mining could turn billionaires into trillionaires


Good God!!! Is this what we really need??? Like they don't have enough power over the moral and survival status of humanity (and other species), let's just multiply that power exponentially, why not?
On the other hand, at least maybe we could add back weight and substance in material to replace what we have already ejected off the earth into space. I always wondered how sending material into space, leaving it as space junk, affects our earth, and our gravitational pull in space.

Of course I'm not sure I like the idea of messing with asteroids for the eventual benefit of greed, intentional or not, what if the asteroid is pushed off it's course,even slightly? Next near miss of earth may not be a miss!

And what happens if you overload an economic system with glutenous supplies of 'rare materials'. If not carefully orchestrated by the brilliant morons, it is no longer a 'rare' material and loses all value. But I'm sure billionaires would never let that happen, too much at stake for them, they would just get better at hiding, disguising, and slide of hands.


Gold has never been worth zero.

It's mostly iron and nickel floating out there.

I am however very curious about Ceres.



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