Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

New Space Mining Legislation Is ‘History in the Making’

Space mining just got a big boost.

The U.S. Congress’ passage of a bill that allows American companies to own and sell materials they extract from the moon, asteroids or other celestial bodies should help spur the development of off-Earth mining, representatives of the nascent industry say.

“It sets up a firm foundation for the next phase of our business,” said Chris Lewicki, president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, which plans to mine water and metals from near-Earth asteroids.

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