James Cameron’s Next Venture – SPACE
What’s their plan? asteroid mining
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reported by msnbc.com
Google billionaires, James Cameron backing space resource venture
X Prize founder/chairman Peter Diamandis talks about asteroid mining.
The folks who brought you zero-gravity airplane flights and multimillion-dollar trips to the International Space Station have lined up some billionaire investors for their next space venture — but they’re not quite ready to tell you all about it.
Instead, they’re sending out a media alert for a Seattle news conference next week, when they promise to “unveil a new space venture with a mission to help ensure humanity’s prosperity.” The new venture, called Planetary Resources, has the stated aim of expanding Earth’s resource base. That’s led a couple of observers to speculate that Planetary Resources is being formed to go into the extraterrestrial mining business.
One of the venture’s founders is Peter Diamandis, who has played a leading role in setting up multimillion-dollar X Prizes for private space travel and other technological feats. He also founded Zero G Corp., which turned weightless-airplane flights into a tourist attraction. The other co-founder/co-chairman is Eric Anderson, who is chairman of Space Adventures, the company that has arranged space station trips for a succession of millionaires and billionaires.
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