Thursday, April 11, 2013

Deep Space Industries - Rick Tumlinson

Deep Space Industries - Rick Tumlinson 

Rick said it is good that we have two companies trying to get into mining the sky.  It shows it isn't a one time thing; it makes the industry very credible. He listed their team of advisers.

Their focus is harvesting resources in space for use in space.  Some markets for resources are: fuel, air, water and stuff to build with.

One of the reasons why now is a good time is the dramatic drop in costs of launching, computer power and so on.

They are considering launching small spacecrafts to go out and look around.  They will be calling the class of these vehicles: FireFlies.  They plan to build three.  They are looking at 2015.

Dragonflies - will return with 25 to 50 kg samples.

They have developed Microgravity Founding plans and patents.

Rick shared this video:

The full agenda for Space Access 2013 agenda.

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