posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 11:21 PM
When I saw "new" I thought who's the first?
Then I read the article.
It would be something to see achieved.
The competitor, Planetary Resources announced a similar project a few months ago...
Planetary Resources' advisers include filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron
I say Cameron will make the first sci-fi movie IN space!
Back on topic, I suppose the humans that would go there mining would be robot assisted. I can't imagine humans landing on an asteroid, unless it is a
lone one, not one from the belt...
Now let's hope one of these companies really accomplishes it!
Also in the article there, is a link to another one that talks about the legal aspects of mining asteroids, who does it belong too, etc.