Gallery: Deep Space Industries Unveil Plans to Mine Asteroids, 3D-Print...

 

Virginia-based Deep Space Industries just announced bold plans to not only mine asteroids (which has been proposed by multiple companies), but to also turn the raw materials into complex metal parts using space-based 3D printers. The firm intends for their fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft — which are set to be deployed in 2016 — to develop these orbiting resources for larger space exploration programs.

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  1. kc85 October 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Perhaps, they should have something to cleanup the NEO with all that debri flying out there.

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