This is the third article in a three-part series about the prospects and future of space mining.
Part one, “Asteroid Prospects: The Facts and Future of Space Mining” can be found here .
“Asteroid Prospects II: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” can be found here.
We’ve all heard the buzz about commercial space. The prospect of circum-lunar tourism and bustling space colonies seems fantastic, surreal—and perhaps, to some, a tad far-fetched. But the fact is that commercial space is moving towards actualizing these dreams.