About: Asteroid Mining Will Revolutionize Our Future Economy
Could mining space rocks be the secret ingredient to humans living off of Earth? You bet your asteroid!
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1. Weaponizing asteroids as WMDs so as to hold entire countries, if not, continents hostage.
2. The laws on earth not being applicable in space (ex. Guantanamo Bay)
3. Bacteria frozen in the water of asteroids being sent to Earth thawing and creating plagues we could never imagine.
4. Death cults of the upper classes fueling concern #1.
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I think this value is many times bigger. Just think about BILLIONS of years asteroid-bombarding of the Lunar surface ! Plus billion tons of Helium-3 (cost $3bn/ton) deposited by the Solar Wind, PLUS the own deposits of the Moon itself. We have minerals for thousands of years ahead to explore, moreover, they are on the surface thus easy for cheap mining .
For me however the most valuable mineral on the Moon is the BASALT. Moon is 75% made of Basalt. It could be a perfect raw material for production of Basalt-Fiber Composites (BFC) - the best material for building giant Spaceships and Space/Planetary Constructions. https://basalt.alle.bg
We can't launch rockets, delivering large Steel or Concrete Modules up there into the Space. It could cost enormous funds. And both materials are not good for Space applications - they are not space-cold resistant.
BFC withstands the space cold and the strong Solar UV-radiation perfectly.
It is times stronger and lighter than the Steel. Also, it is stainless, fireproof, waterproof, abrasion-proof, chemically-resistant and a perfect thermal insulator.
And could be mined, processed and delivered by water-fueled Implosion Spaceships ( https://spaceship.alle.bg
) wherever is needed in all the Solar System and farther.
There are deep huge natural volcanic Caves and Tunnels on the Moon, just discovered by NASA, which could be a perfect shelter against the lethal cosmic radiation and cold, could be hermetized, pumped with warm air, 24h-LED-lighted, and used for building high-class Residential / Tourist, Mining and Factory Facilities.
Lunar Tourism will be a multi-trillion business too, alongside with the Mining one.
All the power, heat, oxygen and fuel needs of such a Colony will be supplied by SOH Gas Power Plants, working on 100%-reusable water.
Implosion Ships could be used as Underground, Surface or Orbital Power/Heat/Oxygen Plants , plus Magnetosphere Generators for creating Artificial Magnetic Field as a Shield against the Cosmic Radiation and the Solar Wind.
BFC and else end products and materials will be loaded on large Implosion Spaceships, which will be launched with 2.4 km/sec escape velocity from deep Silos, equipped with Electromagnet Cannons.
BFC could be also delivered as various assembly-modules and panels to the Earth as well, to Stratospheric Airship Platforms, hovering 50km high, where will be then shipped down to the Earth's ground through a times cheaper way - by Airships or by a Strato-Elevator.
We'll need enormous quantities of this BFC material, pretty soon.
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spACE hardware was the best part of this video
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How does the average person invest in mining asteroids?
Really had to somehow fit in some white guilt in a video about space mining, huh?...
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Meanwhile Better focus much on efforts to reuse & recycle materials down here !! It would help a lot as It's Okay To Be Smart !!
Like in The Expanse!
Huh you said yourself the moon is a big astroid why not mine there?
The idea is out of Earth!
apparently space law has advanced a lot since those two treaties were signed.
standard mining equipment such as rock crushers, ball mills, and ore processing equipment will have to be redesigned in order to work in low gravity. mining equipment that is currently being used on earth will not work well in micro gravity, nor the low gravity of the lunar environment.