A new frontier for space travel

Source: LA Times. By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times For the last half-century, space flight has been the domain of the world’s superpowers. All that is set to change as soon as Saturday when SpaceX, the private rocket company in Hawthorne, will attempt to launch a spaceship with cargo into […]

A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids

Source: Wall Street Journal – By AMIR EFRATI A new company backed by two Google Inc. GOOG +0.07% billionaires, film directorJames Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources—with mining asteroids the possible target. The venture, called Planetary Resources Inc., revealed little in a press release this week except to […]