posted on Nov, 14 2003 @ 11:00 AM
GOLDEN, Colorado -- Outer space has an endless supply of resources. Within rocket's reach there are light buckets full of intense solar energy, at
least out to Mars. Then there are valuable materials on the Moon, as well as on Mars and its moons. Near Earth asteroids offer yet another mother lode
At present, the vast gulf of space prohibits access to these treasures, but a loosely knit group of like-minded experts believe that by tapping the
rich resources of space, humanity's foothold on other worlds will be far more secure and long-lived.
Mining specialists, space engineers, and energy strategists were among those gathered at Space Resources Roundtable V, held here October 28-30 at the
Colorado School of Mines.
Also giving space resource mining its "due diligence" were lawyers. Turns out you can't leave Earth without them.