Author Archive | Todd Townsend

Planetary Resources Inc: Tech Billionaires Announce Arkyd Mission, Asteroid Mining

In Seattle, XPrize founder and Planetary Resources co-chair Peter Diamandis took the stage today at 10:30 a.m. PT. Tech billionaires announced a planned line of telescopes and asteroid mining spacecraft called Arkyd. “We are not just a paper company,” said founder Peter Diamandis. The Arkyd line of telescopes and craft will hunt for waters and […]

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Tech Billionaires Fund Company to Mine Asteroids with Robots: Planetary Resources Inc.

Pictured above, XPrize pioneer, author and co-chair of Planetary Resources Inc., Peter Diamandis. He and tech billionaires Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, director James Cameron, Charles Simonyi and other space hotshots are announcing details. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Billionaires, former astronauts and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are banding together to announce […]

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