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“They [asteroids] are the low-hanging fruit of the solar system,” said Eric Anderson, an American aerospace engineer and co-founder of Planetary Resources, which lists Google’s Larry Page and Virgin billionaire Richard Branson among its backers.

Without any major technological advances, scientists claim that many minerals like zinc and gold could run out in a 100 years, so companies, such as Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, are working toward an alternative solution to this pending problem: asteroid mining. Continue Reading…

Obama Vetoes Death Star

President Obama making like a Jedi

Over the weekend the White House confirmed that it will not spend $852 quadrillion to begin construction on a Death Star (the most powerful weapon in the universe)… Disturbing, is this move by President Obama.

But actually.  The  Obama administration launched a website in 2011 called We the People with the goal of engaging citizens in policy discussions by pledging to respond to any petition with more then 25,000 signatures.  On Nov. 14, a petition was launched to “Secure resources, funding and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” It reads:

By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.

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