Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SPACE Act May Spur Asteroid Mining

The U.S. Congress has passed a bill which gives private U.S. companies mineral rights to any asteroids they can capture. (Not property rights, as an international treaty says nobody can own anything in space - something we may have to revisit).

It also renews authorization for the ISS through 2024. (And it's mostly Republicans, so for once I'm thanking them).