That is Miner not Minor……quote from Galaxy Quest…..
A lazy Sunday…too damn hot to be outside for long….so I will sit in the a/c and do what I do best….NOTHING!
I am always looking for a far thinking investment that could prove to be very lucrative…..I have gone with nano technology and quantum computing and now…….I’m think asteroid mining…..
It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for asteroid prospectors.
On September 8, NASA is embarking on a new mission to investigate the origins of the universe. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, a small spacecraft, the OSIRIS-REx, will journey 509 million miles to an asteroid called Bennu. Named for an Egyptian deity linked to the sun and creation, Bennu has likely gone untouched for the past four billion years, offering us a valuable glimpse into the early days of our solar system.
The spacecraft will orbit the asteroid for approximately 19 months. Once it has mapped Bennu’s surface, the Osiris-rex will inch closer to the asteroid. Then its eleven-foot robotic arm will reach out and collect a two-ounce sample to bring back to Earth in 2023.
A seven-year journey to fetch a candy bar–sized sample of rock hasn’t sparked the kind of global excitement reserved for, say, the prospect of blasting Sir Richard Branson off the planet and into deep space. But there’s a bigger game at play here: The precious minerals and metals in asteroids may be worth billions of dollars to galactic prospectors, and NASA’s mission is paving the way for an outer-space gold rush.
I may be old…but I am not stupid…..industries of tomorrow will be the thing of the future…..
Disclaimer: This is NOT financial advice on my part…..check it out at your own RISK!
Me? I am gonna have more coffee and a scone…..tah tah……