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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 16
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2013-01-22 09:28:30 AM  
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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 09:20:01 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:39:38 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:35:28 AM  
2 votes:
Stay away from strange looking statues, too.
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2013-01-22 09:24:19 AM  
2 votes:
TFA: DSI hope to launch their first prospecting spacecraft, which they dub Firefly

Talk about pandering.
2013-01-22 09:20:17 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-22 08:00:56 AM  
2 votes:
t0.gstatic.com

"Human behavior, is economic behavior."
2013-01-22 05:41:39 PM  
1 votes:
Headline should have been "Deep Space Mine"
2013-01-22 11:29:26 AM  
1 votes:

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'.
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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)


No, those are the 2 very small problems. Not even worth addressing, really.

The two HUGE problems are:
1) launching a rocket with enough energy to retrieve material and safely bring it back to Earth
2) retrieving enough material where the value of the material exceeds the value of #1
2013-01-22 09:30:57 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:24:55 AM  
1 votes:

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'.
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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 09:24:30 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:22:22 AM  
1 votes:
'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 09:21:57 AM  
1 votes:
More like...DERP space mining.

amirite
2013-01-22 09:19:17 AM  
1 votes:

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'.
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This BS needs to be delt with, it's one of the major issues holding us back from real space exploration.
2013-01-22 09:08:01 AM  
1 votes:
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
 
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