DailyDirt: Space Mining

It’s fairly common in science fiction for space mining operations to exist, but the reality is that just getting anything into space is pretty expensive — and there isn’t all that much stuff in space that needs to get re-supplied with materials. However, the legal basis for claiming ownership of space resources may be clearing up, and a few companies might actually be driving down the costs of getting a spacecraft into space. The concept of striking a literal gold mine in space might not happen, but the technology to collect resources in space might still be valuable for future space exploration.

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