Planetary Resources space telescope needs your help to get off the ground

Planetary Resources space telescope needs your help to get off the ground

Summary: Private company Planetary Resource is trying to collect $2 million through crowdfunding to help build a space telescope which will be accessible to the public.

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TOPICS: Nasa / Space
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    Asteroid capture concept

    NASA plans to gain resources from asteroids on a grander scale. Unmanned spacecraft will be sent to a smaller asteroid to "capture it".

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    NASA capture

    After the asteroid is captured, NASA plans to bag it and drag it into an orbit near the moon, where it will be mined and its resources sent to Earth.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • wow

    Is the figure of $885 million accurate? Has any other crowd funding attempt raised this much money?
    JustWow2000
    • It's 885 thousand

      The editors are on summer break.
      symbolset
  • The figure must have been a typo

    The figure is actually $885,000.00 not $885,000,000.00

    It must have been a typo.

    --Zechariah Blanchard
    Exosphere Founder
    Zechariah Blanchard
    • Still an impressive sum

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      jake103
  • Howard Schmidt really?

    His name is Eric. How do you get "Howard" from that?
    symbolset
  • kickstarter

    More like 900k now! Here's the link to the kickstarter page - http://lky.me/1HKY
    kasiooooo