Mining Quarries Millions of Miles from Earth

A private company has unveiled plans to mine precious metals and water from nearby asteroids. Planetary Resources co-founder Eric Anderson discusses the various stages of the mining process and how the excavated minerals could impact future space exploration and innovation on Earth.

In the SciFri Snack:  Eric Anderson, talks about his solution to platinum scarcity on earth. It involves robots, mining and asteroids. Check out more SciFri Snacks — and join a conversation about what you’ve heard — at Soundcloud.

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Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is co-founder and co-chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and chairman of Space Adventures, Ltd. in Bellevue, Washington.