President Obama Signs Bill Recognizing Asteroid Resource Property Rights into Law
“This is the single greatest recognition of property rights in history,” said Eric Anderson, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc. “This legislation establishes the same supportive framework that created the great economies of history, and will encourage the sustained development of space.”
Can You Own an Asteroid?
As the Earth’s mineral resources are rapidly diminishing, some scientists are considering an intriguing solution—mining asteroids, which are thought to contain huge supplies of gold, platinum, iron ore, and other minerals. A team of NASA researchers are already working on it, as we reported in Space, the Final Frontier…for Mining?
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