Tech billionaires — first private space passenger Charles Simonyi, Google chair Eric Schmidt and founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin join XPrize founder Peter Diamandis to lift off Planetary Resources Inc.
It’s an ambitious 10 year project to mine precious metals, water and fuel in near Earth asteroids (NEAs). It’s a 3B project, some estimate.
This is how asteroid mining reportedly works. Infographic credit: Space.Com
More on Planetary Resources Inc. and its Arkyd Mission — includes renderings on three planned ships and space telescopes.