Mining in Space is Coming

Payne Institute Fellow Alex Gilbert writes about how space exploration is back after decades of disappointment, a combination of better technology, falling costs and a rush of competitive energy from the private sector that has put space travel front and center. Indeed, many analysts (even some with their feet on the ground) believe that commercial developments in the space industry may be on the cusp of starting the largest resource rush in history: mining on the Moon, Mars and asteroids.  April 26, 2021.