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-----Original Message----- <br>
From: Larry Kellogg <larry.kellogg@gmail.com><br>
Sent: 1/23/2013 10:14:16 PM <br>
To: lunar-update@mailman1.altair.com <lunar-update@mailman1.altair.com><br>
Subject: [lunar-update] Is Planetary Resources An Asteroid Mining Company? <br>
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<div>Is Planetary Resources An Asteroid Mining Company?<br>
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<div><a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=3614">http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=3614</a><br>
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<div style="">The above/below link was posted 4/19/2012 just before the Planetary Resources 4/24/2012
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s15PeKzmcU4&list=PL96FC1A30D88E0638">Press Conference</a>.</div>
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<div style="">I was at this website following up on a question from Tice as to what might be the first mention of asteroid mining in Science Fiction.  There is a YouTube interview with
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Diamandis">Peter_Diamandis</a> where he doesn't tell all, hence the speculation.</div>
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<div><a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=3614">http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=3614</a><br>
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<div>Is Planetary Resources An Asteroid Mining Company?<br>
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<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Planetary Resources</b> is a new company that is expected to make a splash next week. The firm is backed by an all-star list of future-thinking entrepreneurs including James Cameron, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Peter
 Diamondis, Eric Anderson and Charles Simonyi.</font></p>
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<font>(Planetary Resources: Cameron, Page, Schmidt et al)</font></font></center>
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<p style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium">The purpose of the new venture is not entirely clear, but the press release fascinates space enthusiasts:</p>
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...the company will overlay two critical sectors - space exploration and natural resources - to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of 'natural resources'.</blockquote>
<p style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium">In addition, take a look at this recent video in which Peter Diamondis talks about his dream job:</p>
<p><font color="#000000"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nwxizEMuSB8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nwxizEMuSB8</a></font><br>
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<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Science fiction fans have long been exposed to the implications of asteroid mining; you may recall the <a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=1442">asteroid mining robot</a> from Isaac Asimov's 1944
 short story <a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/AuthorSpecAlphaList.asp?BkNum=441"><i>Catch That Rabbit</i></a> and the <a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=1175">asteroid mine</a> from Emmett McDowell's 1946 short story <i>Love Among
 the Robots</i>.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The earliest specific mention I can think of is from <i>Edison's Conquest of Mars</i>, a 1898 story by Garrett P. Serviss:</font></p>
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<blockquote><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">I shall never forget the sight, nor the exclamations of wonder that broke forth from all of us standing around, when the yellow gleam of the precious metal appeared under the "star dust." Collected in huge
 masses it reflected the light of the sun from its hiding place.
<p>Evidently the planet was not a solid ball of gold, formed like a bullet run in a mould, but was composed of nuggets of various sizes, which had come together here under the influence of their mutual gravitation, and formed a little metallic planet.</p>
<p>Judging by the test of weight which we had already tried, and which had led to the discovery of the gold, the composition of the asteroid must be the same to its very centre.<br>
(Read more about <a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=1930">asteroid mining</a>)</p>
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<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We'll know for sure after their press conference next Tuesday at the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.</font></p>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Via <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27776/?ref=rss" target="_blank">MIT's Technology Review</a>.</font></p>
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<div style="">I had found the original link to <a href="http://www.technovelgy.com">http://www.technovelgy.com</a> while looking at the Wiki site for Asteroid mining. </div>
<div style="">(ref #<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining#cite_note-38">38
</a>link followed)</div>
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<div><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining</a><br>
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<div><b style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">Asteroid mining</b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px"> refers to the possibility of exploiting raw materials
 from </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid" title="Asteroid" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">asteroids</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px"> and
 other </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_planet" title="Minor planet" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">minor planets</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">,
 including </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_objects" title="Near-Earth objects" class="" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">near-Earth
 objects</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">.</span><sup id="cite_ref-April_2012_1-0" class="" style="line-height:1em;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining#cite_note-April_2012-1" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;white-space:nowrap">[1]</a></sup><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px"> Minerals
 and volatiles could be </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining" title="Mining" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">mined</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px"> from
 an asteroid or spent </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet" title="Comet" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">comet</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px"> then
 taken back to Earth or used in space for space-construction materials. Materials that could be mined or extracted include iron, nickel, titanium for construction, water and oxygen to sustain the lives of prospector-astronauts on site, as well as hydrogen and
 oxygen for use as rocket fuel. In </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_exploration" title="Space exploration" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">space
 exploration</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">, using resources gathered whilst on a journey is referred to as </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-situ_resource_utilization" title="In-situ resource utilization" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(11,0,128);background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.1875px">in-situ
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The first mention of asteroid mining in science fiction is apparently Garrett P. Serviss' story <i><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edison%27s_Conquest_of_Mars" title="Edison's Conquest of Mars" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none">Edison's
 Conquest of Mars</a></i>, New York Evening Journal, 1898.<sup style="line-height:1em"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining#cite_note-38" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none;white-space:nowrap">[38]</a></sup><sup style="line-height:1em"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining#cite_note-39" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none;white-space:nowrap">[39]</a></sup>. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Cherryh" title="C. J. Cherryh" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none">C.
 J. Cherryh</a>'s novel,<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_to_the_Belt" title="Devil to the Belt" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none">Heavy Time</a> focuses on the plight of asteroid miners in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance-Union_universe" title="Alliance-Union universe" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(11,0,128);text-decoration:initial;background-image:none">Alliance-Union
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<div style="">As mentioned, more about the story, "<a href="http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19141/19141-h/19141-h.htm">Edison's Conquest of Mars</a>."</div>
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<div><a href="http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/AuthorSpecAlphaList.asp?BkNum=321" target="_blank">http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/AuthorSpecAlphaList.asp?BkNum=321</a></div>
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<div style="">If you have the time do read some comments from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bova">
Ben Bova</a> about <span style="font-size:12.727272033691406px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">about a </span>new discovery or invention that starts with the words, "It may seem like science fiction ..."</div>
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<div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/27/ben-bova/" target="_blank">http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/27/ben-bova/</a> </div>
<b>Ben Bova: Mining asteroids? Old news to science-fiction writers</b></div>
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<div style="">And if you haven't already watched the press conference, or been to the Planetary Resources website.</div>
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<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">There are near-limitless numbers of asteroids and more being discovered every year. More than 1,500 are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth. Asteroids are
 filled with precious resources, everything from water to platinum. Harnessing valuable minerals from a practically infinite source will provide stability on Earth, increase humanity's prosperity, and help establish and maintain human presence in space.</span>
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<strong style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;background-color:transparent">Published on <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;background-color:transparent">Apr 26, 2012</span></strong></p>
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<p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;background-color:transparent">Doug King, President & CEO of the Museum of Flight, opens the launch press event for Planetary Resources, Inc. on April, 24, 2012 at the Museum of Flight's Charles Simonyi Space Gallery.
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<div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span style="font-size:13px">Hmmm,<a href="http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2013/01/22a.aspx"> PHOENIX RISING</a>, DARPA to send repair satellites to dead satellites.</span></div>
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<b>Planetary Resources Aims to Mine Asteroids for Water, Platinum</b><br>
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<div>Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining venture backed by director James Cameron and other well-know investors, was officially announced on Tuesday. The company plans to launch exploratory spacecraft within two years and could be extracting valuable materials
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"This company is not about paper studies," said Eric Anderson, who co-founded Planetary Resources with fellow commercial spaceflight advocate Peter Diamandis. "It's not about thinking and dreaming about asteroid mining. There's plenty of talking. This is about
 doing. We'll create robots that go into deep space and mine asteroids. We're not going to talk about it, we're just going to do it."</div>
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Planetary Resources has the goal expanding Earth's natural resource base, creating a new industry and prospecting. Backed by a significant amount of support, the company is getting started and could in several years begin plotting our resource expansion of
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