World’s first fleet of asteroid-hunting spacecraft announced by Deep Space Industries
The world’s first fleet of commercial asteroid-prospecting spacecraft will be announced at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying by a new company, Deep Space Industries Inc. Host Geoff Notkin of the Science Channel’s Meteorite Men series will introduce the Deep Space founders - who include leaders in the space field - and will preview an animated video showing the new spacecraft and the company’s other plans, including a breakthrough process for manufacturing in space. Deep Space is pursuing an aggressive schedule and plans on prospecting, harvesting and processing asteroids for use in space and to benefit Earth.
‘We will only be visitors in space until we learn how to live off the land there,’ concluded Tumlinson. ‘This is the Deep Space mission — to find, harvest and process the resources of space to help save our civilization and support the expansion of humanity beyond the Earth — and doing so in a step by step manner that leverages off our space legacy to create an amazing and hopeful future for humanity. We are squarely focused on giving new generations the opportunity to change not only this world, but all the worlds of tomorrow. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?’