James Cameron, Google Founders, Billionaires, Fund Mysterious Space Venture Company
By James Plafke | Geekosystem.com
Google: No Longer Just Data Mining
MIT’s Technology Review reports that this coming, April 24, a new space venture company will be announced at Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The company, sporting the kind of scary name an evil, faceless corporation in a sci-fi film would have, Planetary Resources, has some pretty famous backing, including James Cameron, Ross Perot Jr., Google co-founders Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, and Charles Simonyi, known for overseeing the creation of Microsoft Office. With the somewhat foreshadowing company name and the prestige of its backers, MIT speculates that the new company could very well be an asteroid mining company, especially due to some wordage in its press release.
The segment from the press release that would lead one to speculate that this new company could be some kind of asteroid mining company, is as follows:
…the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.
Exploring space looking for natural resources could certainly lead to finding said natural resources on floating chunks of rock, and that goal wouldn’t exactly be a surprising one, as we have to find natural resources somewhere, and space rocks tend to be made out of them.
Are James Cameron and Planetary Resources planning to mine asteroids? (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)
It’s also worth nothing that the press release lists members of the company, which includes Peter Diamandis, who once gave a speech at TED that focused on finding natural resources, and happened to bring up asteroid mining.
Tickets to the announcement are being sold, so if you’re in the area and have nothing better to do on Tuesday morning, you could attend what could turn out to be a monumental announcement.
Read the full article at: geekosystem.com
Front Page, Top Image: Bruce Willis in Armageddon (1998) Touchstone Pictures.
Space Exploration Company to Expand Earth’s Resource Base
WHAT: Join visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in Seattle, or via webcast, as they unveil a new space venture with a mission to help ensure humanity’s prosperity.
Supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google’s Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr., the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.
The news conference will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT and available online via webcast.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24
10:30 a.m. PDT
WHO: Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., Space Tourist, Planetary Resources, Inc. Investor
Eric Anderson, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Tom Jones, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist, Veteran NASA Astronaut & Planetary Resources, Inc. Advisor
WHERE: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Event will also be streamed online.
Moon Oddly Magnetic—Giant Asteroid Crash to Blame?
Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
Experts keep close eye on potential asteroid threat
Fact following fiction? Scientists plan mission to blow up an asteroid ’hurtling towards Earth’
Fossil from the ’last dinosaur’ proves species WAS wiped out by killer asteroid, say scientists
Britain and the U.S. top league table of countries that would be worst affected by an asteroid strike
The OSIRIS REX: NASA Chooses Threatening Asteroid for New Mission
Vancouver man sues Avatar’s James Cameron for copyright violation
James Cameron completes record dive but resurfaces six hours early
Billionaire-Backed Space Venture Planetary Resources to be Unveiled April 24
Latest News from our Front Page
Residents of Dresden Wake up to Find Overnight, City Park Has Been Turned Into Migrant Camp For 2,000
The German city which dared to stand-up to their government’s policy of accepting Islamisation and mass migration appears to have been punished for dissent by the zero-notice imposition of a migrant camp.
Government employees stood by the entrance of a city park in Dresden, Saxony on Thursday night handing out fliers to passers-by informing them the next day the green space, ...
Dead LA man who had 1,200 guns, underwater car identified; believed to be 'part alien' secret government worker
The mystery behind a Los Angeles gun fanatic found decomposing in a car last week has deepened as his fiancée's family said he was an alien-hybrid secretly working for the government.
The bizarre statement came Wednesday as the betrothed woman's lawyer identified the dead man as Jeffrey Alan Lash — almost one week after he was discovered rotting in his car ...
Britain Under Siege: Hundreds of Illegals Storm Eurotunnel Every Night
The volume of illegals trying to gain access to the United Kingdom via the railway tunnel beneath the English Channel is now so great, hundreds storm the French terminal every night.
Hoping to stow away on-board lorries or to ‘train surf’ to England, the migrants – of which there are an estimated 5,000 in the town of Calais at any one ...
Detroit's black rape gangs target couples
Victims forced into alleys, men made to watch sex assault on female companions
In a developing story, a gang of rapists in Detroit is terrorizing citizens in the crime-ridden city. Detroit police are looking for as many as six suspects after two rape and robbery incidents occurred on Thursday night within hours of each other. The same group may be responsible ...
Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit
Christians protest after the Satanic Temple unveils bronze Baphomet statue featuring a human body, goatâ€™s head and wings.
Several hundred people have attended a Mass at a US Catholic church to protest against an eight and a half-foot (2.6-metre)-tall bronze statue of Satan that hundreds of people also lined up to see.
The Satanic Temple had said it would unveil the ...
|More News » |