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Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

PLANETARY RESOURCES


Note: (TUE 4/24 10:00 EDT == 7:00 PDT) -- We'll have more information, direct from Seattle, during and after the presentation -- which begins at 10:30 AM today PDT (Seattle time) == 1:30 PM EDT (NY time) Please come back again later for the update!

Note: (TUE 4/24 12:38 EDT == 9:38 PDT) -- There seems to be a public webcast at

 http://www.spacevidcast.com/live/

Here is the latest announcement from Planetary Resources:

Space Exploration Company to Expand Earth's Resource Base



WHAT:            

"Join Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; 
leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; 
former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; 
and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. today at 10:30 a.m. PDT via webcast at http://bit.ly/PlanetaryResources , as they unveil a new space venture with a mission to help ensure humanity's prosperity."

"Supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google’s Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr., the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’."

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


Here is the schedule of events, according to the Museum of Flight where the event will be held:

Schedule of Events

10-10:30 a.m. 
     Media & Guest Check-In – Charles Simonyi Space Gallery

10:30-11:30 a.m. 
     Press Conference

Noon-1:30 p.m. 
     Lunch and 
     Presentations by Tom Jones, Ph.D. and Chris Lewicki

1:30 p.m. 
     Book Signing with Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and Tom Jones, Ph.D.



ORIGINAL POST April 19:

For just $25 (while tickets last) and a plane ticket to Seattle (or a half-day off from work at Microsoft), you can attend (but will it be streamed?) a presentation (TUE 4/24 10:30 PDT) at the Seattle Museum of Science on the "Future of Space" by

Eric Anderson, Commercial Space Entrepreneur and Chairman of Space Adventures, Ltd.

Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Commercial Space Visionary, Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, and Author of “Abundance

and Tom Jones, Ph.D., Veteran NASA Astronaut and Co-author of “Planetology


According to the program: "A new company will be unveiling its mission to revolutionize current space exploration activities and ultimately create a better standard of living on Earth" 

Reportedly (see the links), the company's investors include Larry Page and Eric Schmidt from Google, and director James Cameron.


And, according to the twitter feed:

@PlanetaryRsrcs
New space venture with mission to expand Earth's resource base & help ensure humanity’s prosperity. Learn more on April 24, 10:30PT  

@MuseumofFlight -
Bellevue, Washington · http://planetaryresources.com

"...expand Earth's resource base..." Does that mean lunar, Martian, and asteroid mining?

Here's a talk by Peter Diamandis at TED (from several years ago):





SOME MORE LINKS TO INFORMATION (AND SPECULATION):


MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

http://www.museumofflight.org/event/2012/apr/24/future-of-space

https://twitter.com/#!/museumofflight


PLANETARY RESOURCES

http://www.planetaryresources.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Planetary-Resources/160940827358574

http://www.youtube.com/planetaryresources

https://twitter.com/#!/PlanetaryRsrcs





HERE IS A LINK TO THE 
KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES (JPL)
ASTEROID RETRIEVAL FEASIBILITY STUDY

http://www.nss.org/settlement/asteroids/Asteroid_Retrieval_Feasibility_Study_2012.pdf

PETER DIAMANDIS ON WIKIPEDIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Diamandis


NEWS REPORTS (AND SPECULATION)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57416120-76/is-asteroid-mining-in-our-near-future/

http://www.space.com/15336-planetary-resources-space-exploration-announcement.html

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/2957585/planetary-resources-space-exploration-company-james-cameron-google





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