Mining Minerals in Space

Hosted by

A group of space entrepreneurs announced today that they plan to explore a new frontier. Nearly 9,000 asteroids larger than 150 feet in diameter orbit near Earth, and a group called Planetary Resources thinks that billions of dollars could be made mining precious metals from those chunks of matter. Experts say they're pushing the boundaries of what's actually possible. Adam Mann reports on space and physics for Wired magazine.

Credits

Guest:
Adam Mann - Wired magazine - @adamspacemann

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Anna Scott, Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower