For years, people have been reading about companies like Planetary Resources, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, which have been promosing to take people to space commercially. With Virgin Galactic being primarily for tourists, SpaceX focusing on helping out NASA and Planetary Resources being wrapped up in research, Deep Space Industries today unveiled concepts for a new fleet of asteroid mining spacecraft.
Will they partner with other companies, or will they attempt to beat them to the punch? Either way, it is incredibly exciting to see people heading back to the stars again. With Earth in dire need of fresh resources, companies like Deep Space Industries will surely be the ones to lead the way.