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(Daily Mail)   Deep space mining company wants to start prospecting by 2015, vows not to touch any strange looking eggs   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 136
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2013-01-22 08:00:56 AM
t0.gstatic.com

"Human behavior, is economic behavior."
 
2013-01-22 08:09:27 AM
Soon: "What? I thought they were just funny shaped rocks. If I knew they were funny shaped eggs of course I wouldn't haaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!"
 
2013-01-22 08:39:19 AM
Deep Space Industries announced today that it intends to launch a fleet of unmanned ships to intercept small asteroids

Bo-ring! Where are the crusty space miners?
 
2013-01-22 08:43:29 AM
Sure they say it now, but just wait until the bids come in from biotech and weapons manufacturers...
 
2013-01-22 09:08:01 AM
However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-22 09:19:17 AM

OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]


This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.
 
2013-01-22 09:19:39 AM
Blue sky mines?
 
2013-01-22 09:20:01 AM
1969: "We came in peace for all mankind."

2015: "It's mine, you understand? Mine, mine! All mine! Go, go, go! Mine, do you hear me? Out, out, out! Mine, mine, mine! Go away! There's only enough for me! "
 
2013-01-22 09:20:17 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-22 09:21:57 AM
More like...DERP space mining.

amirite
 
2013-01-22 09:22:22 AM
'Using low cost technologies, and combining the legacy of our space program with the innovation of today's young, high, tech geniuses, we will do things that would have been impossible just a few years ago,' said chairman Rick Tumlinson.

The addition of two commas makes it more funny in my mind.

/go dudes, go
 
2013-01-22 09:24:00 AM
Ok so we're going with this....

Spock vs Deanna Troi, Battle of the Drama Queens

/link pops
 
GBB
2013-01-22 09:24:19 AM
TFA: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly

Talk about pandering.
 
2013-01-22 09:24:30 AM
DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.
 
2013-01-22 09:24:55 AM

Raharu: OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]

This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.


I think once mining technology can demonstrate that it actually works, the laws will change.
 
2013-01-22 09:24:59 AM

Raharu: OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]

This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.


There is no issue.
No ones going to go to war over bunch of rocks in the middle of nowhere, not until they are proven to be a part of some profitable activity.
By then the lawyers will have long sorted out the details with no need for statesmen to get their panties in a twist.
 
2013-01-22 09:26:59 AM

GBB: TFA: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly

Talk about pandering.


To be fair,the Enterprise was taken.
 
2013-01-22 09:28:30 AM

Evil Mackerel: GBB: TFA: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly

Talk about pandering.

To be fair,the Enterprise was taken.


If they were real nerds they would have named it the Nostromo.
 
2013-01-22 09:30:16 AM
The site Asterank that's linked as a source has a great 3D module.  Have fun wasting your day there.
 
2013-01-22 09:30:30 AM
www.daviddarling.info

Careful, boys. You might awaken the ICBOD.

/Intergalactic Corn Bugle Of Death
 
2013-01-22 09:30:57 AM
Asteroids are like Africa.

Whichever European power first plants their flag there, owns it. And unlike Africa, asteroids are abundant, so Germany can get good ones as well.
 
2013-01-22 09:31:34 AM

Sybarite: Deep Space Industries announced today that it intends to launch a fleet of unmanned ships to intercept small asteroids

Bo-ring! Where are the crusty space miners?


Arguing about the bonus situation.
 
2013-01-22 09:32:31 AM

tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.


Meh, if they were really trying they'd be the Weyland Yutani corporation, with Firefly as their first vessel.

Raharu: This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.


You grab and you hold. Congratulations, you just staked a claim.
 
2013-01-22 09:34:15 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Evil Mackerel: GBB: TFA: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly

Talk about pandering.

To be fair,the Enterprise was taken.

If they were real nerds they would have named it the Nostromo.


Red Dwarf smegs on your Nostromo...
 
2013-01-22 09:35:28 AM
Stay away from strange looking statues, too.
magnumvalentino.files.wordpress.com
/hot
 
2013-01-22 09:35:51 AM
What if they FARK up the rock's trajectory and start an interstellar war?
 
2013-01-22 09:36:43 AM

Sybarite: Deep Space Industries announced today that it intends to launch a fleet of unmanned ships to intercept small asteroids

Bo-ring! Where are the crusty space miners?


Seriously!

cdn.dualshockers.com
 
2013-01-22 09:37:20 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Soon: "What? I thought they were just funny shaped rocks. If I knew they were funny shaped eggs of course I wouldn't haaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!"


www.blogcdn.com

... well, wouldn't that mean they stick their, you know, down your throat?  (possibly nsfw)
 
2013-01-22 09:39:38 AM

tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.


So the project is gonna be cancelled after a handful of missions?
 
2013-01-22 09:39:42 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Stay away from strange looking statues, too.
[magnumvalentino.files.wordpress.com image 600x337]
/hot


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star .....
 
2013-01-22 09:40:23 AM
Just keep them off of Mars please.
 
2013-01-22 09:41:33 AM

DECMATH: tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.

So the project is gonna be cancelled after a handful of missions?


Worse that that, it means that when the Reavers take take the ship, they'll rape the crew to death, eat their flesh, and sew their skins into their clothing - and if the crew is very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.
 
2013-01-22 09:42:33 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: Just keep them off of Mars please.


desmond.yfrog.com

No, no, no, it's EUROPA they need to avoid.
 
2013-01-22 09:42:44 AM
But they will totally build a bong into their space suits.
 
2013-01-22 09:42:54 AM
I do not like the men on this asteroid. They are uncouth and fail to appreciate my better qualities. I have something of value to contribute to this mine if they would only recognize it. Today over lunch I tried to improve morale and build a sense of camaraderie among the men by holding a humorous, round-robin discussion of the early days of the mission. My overtures were brutally rejected. These men do not want a happy asteroid. They are deeply sick and try to compensate by making me feel miserable. Last week was my birthday. Nobody even said "happy birthday" to me. Someday this tape will be played and then they'll feel sorry.
 
2013-01-22 09:43:52 AM
Pretty funny that these guys are spending all this money to harvest out in space, when all we'll have to do is harvest it from the desert floor impact before they do.
 
2013-01-22 09:44:30 AM
As cool as that is their timeline seems....ambitious
 
2013-01-22 09:44:50 AM

DECMATH: tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.

So the project is gonna be cancelled after a handful of missions?


Heh, +1.
 
2013-01-22 09:46:12 AM
"However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'."

They belong to The Network

We just don't know it because we don't have a working Shakti device
 
2013-01-22 09:48:11 AM

Savage Bacon: DECMATH: tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.

So the project is gonna be cancelled after a handful of missions?

Heh, +1.


Fantastic, +1 as well...
 
2013-01-22 09:51:47 AM

Raharu: OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]

This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.


Two huge problems with this:

1) The country you launch from can stop you at any time.
2) The country you attempt re-entry/recovery in will also be able to stop you at any time (let alone the global lawsuit to prevent you from even trying re-entry in case your 50kT space rock with a heat shield on it happens to accidentally land on some city)

In short, it's not going to be a company that pulls off large scale asteroid mining - it will take a government of a large country to make it happen. If their space program was on par I'd say the Chinese would be the first to say "Fark it, we're going for it:"
 
2013-01-22 09:53:48 AM

Cythraul: [t0.gstatic.com image 205x245]

"Human behavior, is economic behavior."


I always liked:

Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.

-CEO Nwabudike Morgan "The Ethics of Greed"


/Mary had a little lamb, Little lamb little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.
//Assassins' Redoubt Final Transmission
 
2013-01-22 09:55:06 AM

DECMATH: tricycleracer: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly, in just two years time for missions lasting between two to six months.

Bravo, nerds.  Bravo.

So the project is gonna be cancelled after a handful of missions?


Not only that, they'll first mine the asteroid, then approach the asteroid, then return with the mined ore, and a month after the mission is cancelled they'll finally launch the spacecraft.
 
2013-01-22 09:56:30 AM

Fizpez: Raharu: OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]

This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.

Two huge problems with this:

1) The country you launch from can stop you at any time.
2) The country you attempt re-entry/recovery in will also be able to stop you at any time (let alone the global lawsuit to prevent you from even trying re-entry in case your 50kT space rock with a heat shield on it happens to accidentally land on some city)

In short, it's not going to be a company that pulls off large scale asteroid mining - it will take a government of a large country to make it happen. If their space program was on par I'd say the Chinese would be the first to say "Fark it, we're going for it:"


cept the chinese gov knows just how far they will get with chinese made rockets...
 
2013-01-22 09:59:08 AM

Fizpez: Raharu: OregonVet: However, it's not yet clear who owns the asteroids spinning around near-Earth space, which is, according to the 1967 Global Space Treaty, 'a global commons'.
[i0.kym-cdn.com image 850x559]

This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.

Two huge problems with this:

1) The country you launch from can stop you at any time.
2) The country you attempt re-entry/recovery in will also be able to stop you at any time (let alone the global lawsuit to prevent you from even trying re-entry in case your 50kT space rock with a heat shield on it happens to accidentally land on some city)

In short, it's not going to be a company that pulls off large scale asteroid mining - it will take a government of a large country to make it happen. If their space program was on par I'd say the Chinese would be the first to say "Fark it, we're going for it:"


They would probably be the first to establish a penal colony / mining facility.
 
2013-01-22 10:05:26 AM
They should stay away from the blue furries as well.
 
2013-01-22 10:05:58 AM

Burr: Cythraul: [t0.gstatic.com image 205x245]

"Human behavior, is economic behavior."

I always liked:

Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.

-CEO Nwabudike Morgan "The Ethics of Greed"


/Mary had a little lamb, Little lamb little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.
//Assassins' Redoubt Final Transmission


I loved that game, and played it SO much.
 
2013-01-22 10:07:22 AM
Does the company promise not to let their employees boink any blue aliens?
 
2013-01-22 10:09:14 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: I do not like the men on this asteroid. They are uncouth and fail to appreciate my better qualities. I have something of value to contribute to this mine if they would only recognize it. Today over lunch I tried to improve morale and build a sense of camaraderie among the men by holding a humorous, round-robin discussion of the early days of the mission. My overtures were brutally rejected. These men do not want a happy asteroid. They are deeply sick and try to compensate by making me feel miserable. Last week was my birthday. Nobody even said "happy birthday" to me. Someday this tape will be played and then they'll feel sorry.


You are false data. Therefore I shall ignore you.
 
2013-01-22 10:10:30 AM

Ronin_S: Does the company promise not to let their employees boink any blue aliens?


I doubt it. But I hear those Arcturians are wild cats in the bed. And you don't even have to worry if you get a male or female.
 
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