With http://www.spacevidcast.com/live/ in just under 4 hours time...effectively grounded, it's falling more and more to private industry to take up the slack, and are they ever. With companies like and #BigelowAerospace already having flow actual hardware, and others in the wings (like the notoriously secretive #BlueOrigin ) I'm actually more optimistic about space exploration now than I have been in twenty years. The #PlanetaryResources announcement is just going to me the icing on the cake for me, it's Steve's one more thing, and if you're interested you can watch the #PlanetaryResources press conference live at
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- Quote from BETWEEN THE STROKES OF NIGHT by Charles Sheffield, about asteroid mining.
http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/macguffinite.php#id--MacGuffinite--If_you_build_it,_they_will_come--Between_The_Strokes_Of_NightApr 24, 2012