Planetary Resources' announcement of their intention to mine the asteroids rekindles dreams of the early Space Age.

Planetary Resources' announcement of their intention to mine the asteroids rekindles dreams of the early Space Age.

Are Any of These Fictional Space Habitats Actually Possible?

Are Any of These Fictional Space Habitats Actually Possible?

Humanity’s future in space is very much in the planning stages. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly?

Planetary Resources is one of several private companies hoping to mine the precious metals and water ice from asteroids. <a href="http://www.space.com/15391-asteroid-mining-space-planetary-resources-infographic.html">See how asteroid mining could work in our full infographic here</a>.

Planetary Resources is one of several private companies hoping to mine the precious metals and water ice from asteroids. <a href="http://www.space.com/15391-asteroid-mining-space-planetary-resources-infographic.html">See how asteroid mining could work in our full infographic here</a>.

BEOWULF - Asteroid Mining Ship, Andre Kieschnik on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/JvGn0

BEOWULF - Asteroid Mining Ship, Andre Kieschnik on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/JvGn0

Space. The final frontier. Ok, I know that every time I publish a space related theme I get to say this, but it's the best quote, so it's cool. I bet every kid has dreamt of being an astronaut.

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