August 24, 2022

What is Asteroid Mining?

The next era of space exploration will involve longer missions and sustainability. But the drive for sustainability here on Earth could lead to commercial asteroid mining.

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As the negative effects of our human activity and industry on the environment become increasingly clear and resources continue to deplete, researchers are increasingly finding sustainable practices, particularly those that can reuse materials.

However, there is another possible answer to Earth’s depletion of resources.