Congress Passes Space Mining Act: There are No Limits to Growth

Watts Up With That?

Artist's impression of double asteroid belt at Epsilon Eridani, source NASA JPL. Artist’s impression of double asteroid belt at Epsilon Eridani, source NASA JPL.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Benny Peiser – Congress has just voted to legalise the mining of Asteroids. In doing so, they have opened the way to the next phase of human history – the unlimited expansion of industrial human civilisation throughout the Universe.

According to Popular Science;

After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate.

The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private space industry–including extending the “learning period” wherein fledgling spaceflight companies can operate without too much government oversight. It would also give companies the rights to the resources they might one day extract from asteroids, such as platinum and water (which, believe it or not, is a valuable resource in space).

The bill has just passed in the Senate with unanimous…

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