Should the US Federal Government invest heavily into asteroid mining?

Posted by: Rezamee

  • Yes, the economic benefits would be astronomical.

  • No, asteroid mining is nothing but mere sci-fi, and it is way too impractical with modern tech.

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42% 5 votes
  • This would be beneficial in multiple different ways. The only thing I would fear is the over mining of asteroids as they do serve a significant purpose in our solar system.

  • By itself, it might not be economically feasible, but if combined with exploration to be done anyway, could be worthwhile. And especially if done on asteroids demonstrated to have a chance of collision with earth, provided they have means to prevent accidentally altering it's course so that it would.

  • We could continue some funding.

  • Imagine the cargo space you would need to gain profit.

    Posted by: reece
  • Though I love the concept, with modern day tech it is a bit impractical. Right now we are in the exploration phase when it comes to space travel. Collecting resources will come once we finish that and make a realistic way of doing it.

  • Not now, invest in advancing space travel and exploration first.

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chandlerrouse says2015-09-20T17:41:48.7078756Z
Just another way to exploit unsuspecting slave labour and disrupt the biosphere
Haroush says2015-09-20T19:50:47.2578853Z
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Midnight1131 says2015-09-20T21:17:46.3847099Z
Chandlerrouse has somehow connected space exploration to slave labour. Master troll?
triangle.128k says2015-09-20T21:30:14.9711085Z
Heil was a master troll, chandlerrouse is just mad

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