Asteroid Mining 101: Wealth for the New Space Economy by John S. Lewis

By John S. Lewis

John Lewis, well known writer of well known technology books, Rain of Iron and Ice, and Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and Planets, has published his most up-to-date book, Asteroid Mining one hundred and one: Wealth for a brand new area Economy. thought of to be the worlds’ most appropriate professional on Asteroids and close to Earth items, Dr. Lewis has created this entire advisor to Asteroid Mining.

The rising asteroid mining has tremendous bold intentions. it really is in the realm of chance that their paintings might herald a metamorphosis in worldwide economics as profound because the business Revolution.

As should be anticipated, press stories facing asteroid mining were quite a few, ranging in scope from brief and breezy to wide and critical, and in caliber from actual to impressionistic to easily uninformed.

There is nice cause to be keen on what could be the largest game-changer in human financial historical past. and there's stable cause to appear heavily on the underlying technological know-how and engineering that shape the basis of this work.

“Almost every little thing that I care approximately so much are available in the pages of this extraordinary paintings: meteorites, comets, asteroids, robots, geology, mining or even spaceships. Dr Lewis is going into attention-grabbing information in regards to the starting place and composition of meteorites, then takes us on a trip to the asteroids themselves. The reader starts to know the wonderful clinical and fabric wealth looking ahead to us inside of these rubble piles. Reading Asteroid Mining 101 made me are looking to seize my favourite pickaxe and wear a spacesuit. Be warned asteroids, we’re coming to get you!” --Geoff Notkin, technological know-how author and host of TV’s Meteorite Men.

Title and writer : Asteroid Mining one zero one: Wealth for the recent house economic climate through John Lewis
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The Solar System: Complex and Overlapping When we move to a new house, the first thing we do is explore it and our back yard. A little later, we explore our neighborhood, and eventually our new town, with an eye to seeing what it has to offer. So it is with the planet on which we live. Just a few hundred years ago, mankind became aware that Earth was not the only material body in existence. Soon thereafter it was discovered that Earth was not the center of creation, but instead was just one of several large planets that orbited around the Sun.

The starting point for the outbound leg is right after achieving Earth escape with no forward velocity, and the ending point for the return is arriving at the edge of Earth’s gravity field with zero velocity. Of course, an actual mission would arrive back at the edge of Earth’s gravity field with some forward velocity so it can move to its next maneuver, whether that is a direct descent to Earth or rendezvous with an orbiting facility. 4 shows the one-year-out and six-month-back scenario. 5 shows the narrow window and higher required propulsion of the faster six-month scenario.

It is from the core concepts laid out by Dr. Lewis that we were able to translate Dr. O’Neill’s vision into the reality of a set of basic steps that could lead us to establishment of companies and teams that would really begin to make it happen. And it was a result of their ability to listen to us, interact with us in ways that were firm and yet encouraging that created in us a self confidence and fired our passions with the heat of urgency so that we could go out into a world that sees us as crazy to do exactly what the people in that world need us to do.

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