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The First Trillionaires Will Make Their Fortunes in Space

The First Trillionaires Will Make Their Fortunes in Space
What's the Big Idea? Just as explorers during the Age of Discovery established new trade routes in pursuit of resources such as gold, silver and spices, the future explorers of space will be chasing unimaginable riches. As Peter Diamandis told the International Space Development Conference, “There are twenty-trillion-dollar checks up there, waiting to be cashed!” These cosmic cash cows are so-called Near-Earth asteroids that contain a wide range of precious resources. Sure, this may sound a lot like the movie Avatar, in which the RDA Corporation mined the mineral unobtanium on the planet of Pandora. But this is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Peter Diamandis, who founded the non-profit X Prize Foundation to create a rewards incentive program to bring about "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity," believes the enormous financial opportunities in space will spur innovation. What's the significance? Why Should I Care? Asteroids represent a dual threat and opportunity for humanity.

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UTC Aerospace Systems Supports Boeing CST-100 Vehicle CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems is supporting the development of Boeing's CST-100 Commercial Crew Transportation System, which won a $4.2B Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract (CCtCap) from NASA on September 16, 2014. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.07% UTC Aerospace Systems is responsible for the design, development, qualification and production of components for the Environmental Control and Life Support Subsystem (ECLSS) on the CST-100. This comprises major portions of the Air Revitalization System and the Pressure Control System, which includes the cabin fans, heat exchanger, a carbon dioxide removal system, trace contaminant control, valves and regulators, and a smoke detector.

J's stuff - www.retailstorewindows.com: Christmas Windows While meandering along Bond St. here in London on my way to Dover st. market, the scheme at Asprey caught my eye. Well, OK the truth of it is actually, I got a glimpse of the tree below. I managed to just about capture it through the glass and as you are able to see it really is quite magical. I was therefore just a little disappointed with the trees in the store windows which, well, dull by comparison. Now, I will be careful here as Big Brother informs me that Asprey have been reading my previous thoughts, although I wouldn't say anything mean anyway. However, of course, the scheme is produced to their usual exceptional standards and I do love the silver birch (?)

Can we change the future? A scientific view... I was reading this article from 1998 about quantum theory – I know it’s pretty old…, but there was something about it that struck me! It’s maybe also because I’m reading this book that contains a lot of prescience characteristics or just my open mind. So, I decided to put together all this scientific evidence with one scope – Can we change the future? Do we have an influence on our future? An extract from the article on ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 1998)

Deep Space Industries will send 'FireFly' ships to prospect for mineable aste... Who would have thought that within a year, we'd have multiple, competing asteroid mining startups? Deep Space Industries , which will hold its official launch on Tuesday at Santa Monica's Museum of Flying, is the latest of several ambitious private companies to announce plans for the final frontier: in its case, to prospect near-Earth asteroids with an eye towards using materials in them to build a permanent presence in space. In 2015, it says it will begin sending unmanned "FireFly" spacecraft to explore asteroids that fly near Earth, followed by heavier "DragonFly" craft that will bring back samples from likely candidates between 2016 and 2020. 'FireFly' prospecting craft by 2015, zero gravity 3D printers in the future If these initial steps pan out, DSI has far more ambitious plans.

company profiles - bloomberg April 21, 2014 5:20 PM ET Aerospace and Defense Company Overview Virgin Galactic, LLC provides commercial spaceflight services through its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicles. It develops its space vehicles. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is composed mostly of farmers. Such a place does exist, and it soon may be the first nation to go 100% organic, paving the way for others to do the same on a global scale. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is known for a high level of citizen happiness, but it is doing something even more noteworthy in the near future. With Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley making a major announcement regarding the organic farming project at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which took place last month, the move has made national headlines.

Mining the moon will become a viable venture As space-based commerce dawns, an ambitious few want to mine the Moon and near-Earth asteroids for precious metals and more. In May last year, a spacecraft called Dragon made history. Developed by Space X, a California-based private space transport company, the craft became the first commercial spacecraft to ferry cargo between the International Space Station and Earth. Millionaires bet on space travel Closer to a space vacation? CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jane Wells run down today's hot topics, including space travel, e-cigarette promotion in the U.K. and the maker of "Candy Crush" files for an IPO. Knight Frank also noted the rising trend for investing in space research, be it space travel or asteroid mining.

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a possible future internet infrastructure that does away with the need for servers. This could help solve the network capacity problems that arise out of the profusion of bulky online content such as video. The way the internet currently works, content is mostly delivered to client devices such as PCs and smartphones from powerful computers called servers, which are generally housed in data centers. This represents a centralization of computing power and storage that some argue is becoming outdated, what with the beefy processors and (sometimes) capacious storage devices we carry around in our pockets these days.

Deep Space Industries – TEAM “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Menu We believe you have to be able to walk the walk – as well as talk the talk. Initial public offering History[edit] In March 1602 the “Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), or Dutch East India Company was formed. The VOC was the first modern company to issue public shares, and it is this issuance, at the beginning of the 17th century, that is considered the first modern IPO. Making Money in Outer Space (AMZN, BA, GOOGL, RTN) In the 1981 film Outland, Sean Connery stars as an old-school lawman who keeps order in a mining colony on one of Jupiter's moons, armed only with his wits and a trusty Browning 2000 shotgun. Outland is set in a future that has commercial space travel and off-planet mining, and the latter took a giant leap forward into reality last week when the private company Planetary Resources announced its plan to start mining asteroids in just more than 10 years' time. While the space industry isn't easily accessible to private investors, its prospects mean that one day the sector will become the toast of the stock market.

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