Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Is James Cameron Backing An Asteroid Mining Company? Certainly Sounds Like It!

Now THIS is an interesting project! There is an upcoming webcast scheduled for April 14 that will spill all the beans, but from what we know now it sounds as though a group of financiers and scientists are throwing their significant weight behind a new project to merge space exploration with natural resources. That points to asteroid mining most likely - perhaps even lunar.

So who is behind this thing? James Cameron for one. Yes, the man who just solo-dived to the deepest part of Earth will be part of this project that actually leaves Earth below. Throw in billionaires Larry Page and Eric Schmidt (Google), Charles Simonyi PhD, K. Ram Shriram and Ross Perot Jr. who all look to add trillions to the world's GDP.

Here are the details of the webcast:
The news conference will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT and available online via webcast.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. PDT

WHO:
Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., Space Tourist, Planetary Resources, Inc. Investor
Eric Anderson, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Tom Jones, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist, Veteran NASA Astronaut & Planetary Resources, Inc. Advisor

WHERE:
Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

Event will also be streamed online.

All Tickets $25
Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable. Tickets will be emailed to your email address and must be printed. Tickets available online or the day of the program. Due to the nature of this event, member pricing is not available.

Buy your in person tickets HERE. When I know more about the webcast, I'll let you know. Let's hope that those miners don't encounter any facehuggers out there!

Seriously though - very cool project. I'm very interested to learn more!!

Sources: Museum of Flight | MIT's Technology Review

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