Asteroid mining is still in its infancy—no would-be miners have managed to land on a space rock, much less harvest the water and metals locked away inside of it. But if a spate of recent announcements are any indicator, private companies might lead the charge.
Space factories, once properly established, could help keep humans alive, scientists now believe.
NASA will use an X-Ray instrument to create a map of the asteroid Bennu.
Planetary resources announced it raised $21 million for an Earth Observation platform that can collect info about earth, as well as deep space.
Is asteroid mining possible? SpaceX may just make the endeavor actually feasible.
Officials from 32 of the world's space-faring nations concluded a trio of summits on Friday to tackle expanding participation in the International Space Station and planning for eventual human expeditions to Mars.
NASA released new photos and video animations depicting the agency’s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.
Scientists have discovered a new class of asteroids that might be easily captured, giving both NASA and asteroid mining companies a new target for their endeavors.
Asteroids could one day be a vast new source of scarce material if the financial and technological obstacles can be overcome. Asteroids are lumps of metals, rock and dust, sometimes laced with ices and tar, which are the cosmic "leftovers" from the solar system's formation about 4.5 billion years ag...
Want a picture of yourself against the backdrop of Earth? It'll only be $25. Planetary Resources is offering incentives to those who donate to their Kickstarter project which aims to eventually launch a citizen-controlled space telescope into orbit.
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. announced this week that engineering giant Bechtel has joined their core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner in helping them to achieve its long-term mission, which is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from el...