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Seeking private funding for space science

Seeking private funding for space science

Researchers who want to fly experiments in space, or full-fledged spacecraft missions, rely primarily on government funding to do so: in the US, that means NASA and, to a lesser extent, other agencies, like the National Science Foundation. In some cases, companies...

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Asteroid Mining Is Going To Be A Thing, And This Is Why

Asteroid Mining Is Going To Be A Thing, And This Is Why

Our next gold rush won’t be for gold, but it will be in space. Asteroids can either be worthless or insanely valuable. There are some that are little more than rocky space refuse and some rich in carbon, water or metals like platinum and palladium—which you’d have to...

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Event Kicks Off New Era of Science in Space: DPSS17

Event Kicks Off New Era of Science in Space: DPSS17

NEW YORK, NY–A wide range of individuals from students and scientists to business people and educators gathered at Columbia University recently for the first conference on a burgeoning approach to science in space: conducting that research in collaboration with the private space industry.

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