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Planetary Resources Kickstarter meets its initial goal

symbolset (646467) writes | about a year ago


symbolset (646467) writes "Most of you know about Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, and their Kickstarter campaign in the finest spirit of Heinlein's "The Man Who Sold the Moon". The campaign has reached its minimum $1M goal to get funded with eight days left to go. In celebration PR's CEO and Chief Asteroid Miner Chris Lewicki does an interview with Forbes where he discusses the future opportunities, the potential pitfalls, and the unlimited potential of private sector space exploitation. It's well worth the read. Planetary Resources' kickstarter has some worthy stretch goals that are well worth looking at, and the sort of supporter premiums that many /.'ers will not want to miss. Only $175,000 more and they get a second ground station, at $2M they add exoplanet search capability. Both of these stretch goals are within reach."
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Is this not just greed? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44081541)

My friend was Sir Arthur C Clarke; Also Sir Patrick Moore. Let's just say this is greed and it is not within reach; I really do not have time to explain why but let me just say Clarke's Belt and Patrick mapped the Moon. It might be better that you get your reports now from Professor Chris Lintrot and the rest of the 'Sky at Night team?

Yes it is greed. In this case greed is good. (1)

symbolset (646467) | about a year ago | (#44081799)

The prize is more than all the wealth there ever was on earth times a trillion, riches beyond avarice: beyond the dreams of Midas. Worlds without number or name free to those who stake a claim. If these pirates lift anchor for new worlds to claim I will counsel my offspring to go with them. The future belongs to the bold. Those left behind will fight and die over the same patch of mud their ancestors did. At least these folk will venture their fate for new dirt.

Arthur C Clarke (1)

symbolset (646467) | about a year ago | (#44081815)

If you think that AC Clarke would not fight you to the death for a seat on the boat to Man's first offworld home, you didn't know him at all.
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