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>.